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Jet2.com again delays the restart of Costa del Sol flights

An aircraft of the British airline Jet2.com.
An aircraft of the British airline Jet2.com. / SUR
  • The British airline - the fifth largest flying into Malaga - carried almost one million passengers to the airport in 2019

The fifth largest airline flying to Spain's Costa del Sol, Jet2.com, will not resume its operations until at least 15 April.

The company had announced last October that it was suspending flights until 10 February, but has once again extended the date it plans to restart operations.

"Due to the current uncertainty and travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to extend the suspension of flights until 14 April 2021 inclusive," says the company, which flew 964,123 passengers to the Costa del Sol in 2019.

Refunds

Jet2.com say they will "quickly " reimburse customers who are affected by the change. "We will continue to automatically cancel the affected reservations with a full refund."

They also explain that for customers who will be traveling from 15 April onwards, more updates will be provided when appropriate, adding, "We would like to thank our valued customers for their patience and understanding."

Package holidays

The airline, which also offers package holidays to the coast suspended its operations in Malaga when, at the end of July 2020, the United Kingdom ordered a quarantine for travellers arriving from Spain.

Subsequently the government of Spain ordered the ban on the arrival of UK tourists to prevent the spread of the 'British' variant of the coronavirus - a suspension that has again extended, allowing only the arrival of British and Spanish residents who are returning home.