UK holiday company Jet2 to restart flights, holidays programme on July 1

FILE PHOTO: People look out at a aircraft from the departures area of Lanzarote Airport, in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, February 26, 2020. Picture taken February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

(Reuters) - Jet2, Britain’s second-biggest holiday company, will restart its flights and holidays programme on July 1, it said in a statement on Friday.

The company, owned by Dart Group Plc DTG.L, in April cancelled all fights and holidays until mid-June due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has hammered global travel demand.

“In view of the ongoing travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to recommence our flights and holidays programme on July 1st”, Jet2 said.

The company said it was contacting customers who were due to travel before July 1 to discuss their options, one of which is re-booking their holiday to a later date.

Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni