Jet2 reports 1000% increase in sales this week – with Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey top of list
JET2 has reported a 1000% in sales following the lockdown announcement – despite an official start to foreign holidays still to be given.
Boris Johnson explained on Monday that UK holidays could restart from April 12, but is yet to announce when a trip abroad is back on the cards.
Another announcement on April 12 will be given for foreign holidays, but is expected to be no earlier than May 17, and more likely to be June 21.
Despite this, the tour operator has seen a boom in bookings for the summer holidays, particularly from July onwards.
Spain including the islands is one of the most popular bookings for Brits, along with Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey.
Jet2 has suspended flights and holidays until May 16, due to the uncertainty of holidays, but hopes to resume for the summer period.
They are also automatically cancelling and refunding anyones holidays which are affected.
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- Jet2 all-inclusive Turkey holidays from £399pp – find here
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: "We have seen enormous pent-up demand from British holidaymakers for some time, with people wanting nothing more than to get away to the sunshine and enjoy their well-deserved holidays.
"The government’s announcement is the news they have been longing for, and the continued surge in bookings shows how ready our customers are to get away to the sunshine on a real package holiday."
It isn't just Jet2 seeing a boom – easyJet said bookings by UK customers for the summer season were more than four times higher compared with the same period during the previous week.
They reported a 337 per cent surge in flight bookings and a 630 per cent jump in holiday bookings.
Thomas Cook has also seen traffic to their website jump by 60 per cent following the announcement.
TUI also reported that they had had their best day of bookings in over a month, with the most popular destinations being Greece, Spain and Turkey.
The Prime Minister announced the road map out of lockdown, which includes holidays and hospitality, on Monday.
The Global Travel Taskforce will report on April 12, with recommendations aimed at facilitating a return to international travel as soon as
Following that, the Government will determine when international travel should resume, which will be no earlier than 17 May.
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