Coronavirus: Jet 2 suspends all flights to Spain

Daniel Fowler
March 21, 2020

TUI took a similar decision, cancelling all flights to Spain over the weekend. The country registered an increase of more than 1,500 cases in one day.

The Associated Press has access into this draft of this battery of steps which Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will announce at a nationally televised address.

Jet2, which is based at nine United Kingdom airports and flies to destinations including Alicante, Malaga and Lanzarote, later announced it was cancelling all flights to mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands with immediate effect.

On Friday the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a warning to Brits travelling to parts of Spain, they are advising against all but essential travel to certain regions.

"We all know these native measures may have a big influence on our prospects' holidays, which is why we've got taken this choice".

They added: "This is a fast-moving and complex situation and the safety and well-being of our people and customers is our main priority".

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"The well being and security of our prospects is our primary precedence, and we want to thank our prospects for his or her understanding".

Jet2 said it chose to cancel the flights because Spanish governments moved to present tighter restrictions.

The industry is bracing itself for further airline failures following the collapse of regional operator Flybe.

Ryanair Group has said that is cancelling all flights to and from Poland from the 15th March to 31st March in response to the Polish Government putting the country into lockdown in an attempt to halt the spread of Coronavirus.

In a video message to staff, headlined "the survival of British Airways", chief executive Alex Cruz said: "It is a crisis of global proportions like no other we have known".

BA, which employs 45,000 people, has declined to comment on how many jobs could go.

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