The British airline company EasyJet has confirmed it is withdrawing holidays to all Spanish destinations for the next upcoming weeks, but the flights for the same route will still go ahead.
But it added it only offered holidays where there was no requirement of self-isolation on arrival or return. The firm added “We’re really sorry for any disappointment”.
The firm said the company would operate its full schedule of flights to Spain, in spite of the UK’s decision to enforce a 14-day quarantine on returning holidaymakers.
EasyJet said it had already contacted customers who had been due to have holidays in mainland Spain, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.
The company added that it had “a very flexible approach” for its customers with existing bookings who were feeling unsure about present condition. The customers could change their bookings free of charge before departure or up to 28 days, it said.
EasyJet said “While flights are not being cancelled, customers who no longer wish to travel can transfer their flights without a change fee or receive a voucher for the value of the booking.
It further added that it was “disappointed” that the government had decided to execute a quarantine for those travelling from the whole of Spain, “since the increased occurrence of coronavirus is regional rather than nationwide”.
EasyJet was one of travel companies who saw drop in their share prices on Monday following the government’s surprise decision to bring a 14-day quarantine for travellers returning from Spain.
The firm’s share price fallen by 11.2% to 522.6p each.
The UK’s biggest another tour operator, Tui, noted a 12% fall in its share price to 298.6p while British Airway-owner IAG’s share price dropped by 7.28% to 184.25p.
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