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Jet2 suspends flights and holidays up to June 23 due to 'lack of government clarity'

A Jet2 plane parked at Belfast International Airport. Picture by Arthur Allison.

Jet2.com has extended the suspension of its flights and holidays up to June 23 following the British Government's announcement on how foreign leisure travel will resume.

Chief executive Steve Heapy said: "We have taken time to study the Global Travel Taskforce's framework, and we are extremely disappointed at the lack of clarity and detail.

"After several weeks exploring how to restart international travel, with substantial assistance and input from the industry, the framework lacks any rigorous detail about how to get international travel going again. In fact, the framework is virtually the same as six months ago.

"Following the publication of the framework today, we still do not know when we can start to fly, where we can fly to and the availability and cost of testing. Rather than answering questions, the framework leaves everyone asking more."

He added: "Because of the continued uncertainty that the framework provides, it is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights and holidays up to and including 23rd June 2021."

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