The Manc - Jet2 cancels all flights to Mainland Spain over COVID-19 outbreak"

Jet2 cancels all flights to Mainland Spain over COVID-19 outbreak

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The world is currently in pandemic mode as the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues.

Sporting events have been cancelled, high street businesses are closing and people are self isolating all over the world.

With that, thousands of holidaymakers are unsure whether they will be able to fly in the coming weeks as airlines now begin to introduce measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus.

Jet2

Jet2 is one of these airlines, and has officially announced this morning that all of its flights to Mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands are now cancelled with immediate effect.

In a post on social media, the company wrote: "In response to local measures introduced throughout Spain to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including he closure of bars, shops and activities including any water sports, we have taken the decision to cancel all flights to Mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands with immediate effect.

"We know these local measures will have a significant impact on our customers' holidays, which is why we have taken this decision.

"We are contacting out customers who are currently in these destinations, and who are due to travel, to advise them of their options, so we urge customers not to call us.

"ThisĀ  is a fast-moving and complex situation and we are reviewing our programme as a matter of urgency, so that we can fly customers back to the UK.

"The health and safety of our customers is or number one priority, and we would like to thank our customers for their understanding."

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Since being posted on Facebook, the announcement has been shared 20,00 times in just one hour, with thousands offering their gratitude to the airline for keeping them in their thoughts.

The company has been praised in recent days for keeping their customers up to speed on developments within the business.

Ruthie Dobson commented: "I feel so sorry for Jet2, I think they have been brilliant in letting us all know what is going on.

"It must be so horrible for them. We aren't due to go until end of May, so hopefully things will be more sorted by then."

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