North East UK news Massive surge in Jet2 bookings following Boris Johnson's road map announcement MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Reaction to road map out of lockdown sees families make new holiday plans while Jet2 is forced to extend its flight suspension to May 16
Breaking News ! Boris Johnson's road map announcement has triggered an enormous 600% increase in Jet2 bookings, the company has announced. The Prime Minster's eagerly-awaited briefing about the country's exit strategy from lockdown clearly brought the hope that families have been waiting for and many reacted on Monday by planning holidays to sunny climes. On Tuesday Jet2.com and Jet2holidays reported there has been a dramatic 600% surge in bookings for this summer, with a notable increase in those for July onwards to a wide range of destinations including mainland Spain and its islands as well as Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. However the road map news has also prompted the company to extend the suspension of its flights and holidays up to and including May 16, following the announcement that travel will not return until May 17 at the earliest. Read More Related Articles Jet2 increases Newcastle Airport flights to meet demand for golfing and holiday breaks next year Read More Related Articles Jet2 announces 'once in a lifetime' Iceland trips from Newcastle Airport Data from the company shows that summer 2021 bookings increased 600% from 3.30pm on Monday as early details of the Prime Minister's upcoming announcement filtered through. Its rise in bookings from July continues through the rest of the school holidays and the summer, after Boris Johnson said a global travel taskforce would put forward a report on how to return to international travel. Jet2.
"The Government’s announcement is the news they have been longing for and the surge in bookings shows how ready our customers are to get away to the sunshine on a real package holiday.” He added: "We are very pleased that the Government has shown a clear ambition to reopen international travel in the coming months and we look forward to more detail in due course. "Throughout the pandemic, we have done absolutely everything to look after our valued customers and we have always said that the sun will shine for them once again. "We know what an incredibly difficult time it has been for everyone and we very much look forward to taking everyone from our rainy islands to their dream holiday choice this summer and beyond.” Customers who are affected by the upcoming changes, due to the extended suspension in line with Government guidelines, will automatically have their booking cancelled and will be contacted by Jet2 about a full refund. The company has won praise for its prompt refunds during the pandemic. It offers ATOL-protected packages and a VIP service.
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