Governments are currently recommending people not to travel abroad in efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus but are still hopeful that normalcy will soon resume and lock down restrictions will be lifted in time to plan a trip this summer.
Major airlines across the globe still have their planes grounded at the moment but many have started giving the exact dates their planes may start taking off again though this still remains dependent on developments on the situation both home and abroad.
Most countries currently are not letting people from United Kingdom in but still there is a glimmer of hope on holidays to come, already TUI, Jet2 and Ryanair are accepting bookings.
TUITui has announced that it plans to start flying again on June 17 but all holidays up to and including May 14, and all Marella Cruise holidays up to and including May 31 remain cancelled.
“We are constantly monitoring the situation and will start taking people on holiday again as soon as we are able to do so.” said TUI spokesman.
In a tweeter post TUI asked their customers not to contact them, but to head to go to their website for the latest updates.
“These are uncertain times for all of us and we don’t underestimate the impact on those of you with holidays booked, for this reason, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel all holidays up to and including May 14.”Our travel promise still stands, as it’s important for us to give you the holidays you deserve.”This means you can amend all holidays up to June 30 for free, even if you are due to travel between April 17 and May 14. Read part of the statement.
In view of the ongoing uncertainties, Jet2 said it will not resume its flights until june 17 a decion they will keep reviewing in line with derectives from governments and relevant authorities.
“Customers who were due to travel before this date do not need to contact us. We are proactively contacting customers in departure date order to discuss their options, one of which is rebooking their holiday to a later date.” Jet2 said in a statement.
Until then, the airline the airline has waived the change fee for any flights booked up to the end of May, which can be changed to date up until the end of August.
“As most EU countries have imposed flight bans or other restrictions, over 90 per cent of Ryanair’s aircraft are grounded for the coming weeks.”We will comply with these restrictions at all times. We are working with EU Governments to try to keep some minimum flight links open for emergency reasons, even though the passenger loads on these flights is very low.
At the moment aircrafts are being fumigated with disinfectants daily, low loads, social distancing is also being optimised on-board.