Published: Sat, March 21, 2020
Markets | By Otis Pena

Jet2 planes flip-flop due to flight restrictions on coronavirus

Jet2 planes flip-flop due to flight restrictions on coronavirus

Jet2 cancelled all flights to mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands on Saturday due to the pandemic.

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

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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".

Yesterday the Spanish Premier, Pedro Sanchez declared a state of emergency.

According to the draft of this government arrangement, individuals will simply be permitted to leave their houses to purchase food and medication, commute to work, visit medical centers and banks, or accept excursions linked to the care for the young and the older.

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An industry source said supermarkets were expecting police support amid fears that London was facing a virtual shutdown. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said the transport network is being kept open primarily for key workers to travel to work.

Nevertheless a spokesman mentioned flights could be persevering with as regular from these areas, and the journey recommendation had been up to date as a result of they'd been designated by the Spanish authorities as "areas of neighborhood transmission".

Meanwhile, LOT Polish Airlines, which flies to United Kingdom airports including Heathrow, Edinburgh and Nottingham, has suspended all connections from both Poland and Hungary for a period of 10 days from 15 March.

Norwegian Air hasmoved to slash 4,000 flights and temporarily lay off half of its workforce.

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.

"Please do not underestimate the seriousness of this for our company".

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