Jet2 announced it will restart holidays and flights to all amber list destinations from July 19, the airline said in a statement on Friday.
“It is the news that UK holidaymakers have been looking forward to,” the statement said after the government confirmed quarantine-free travel to Amber-list destinations can begin on July 19 for fully vaccinated holidaymakers.
“It finally signals a meaningful restart to international travel. Instead of a handful of destinations to choose from, this news means our customers can plan and look forward to flights and holidays across 40 green and Amber list destinations this summer,” Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays.
“We are ready for the wave of demand that this long-awaited and very welcome news will bring. We know how much customers want to jet off on our flights. This is an extremely positive step forward for the travel industry. It is fantastic news for our customers.”
“Our team of colleagues could not be more excited to take customers on their much-awaited holidays and to deliver our award-winning VIP customer service.”
Heapy said the news was “an extremely positive step forward” for the travel industry after a torrid 18 months during the pandemic.
He added: “With the Government looking to unlock restrictions from July 19, we have been calling for international travel not to be left behind.
“It is fantastic news for our customers who want nothing more than to get away, and we cannot wait to take them on their well-deserved holidays.
“We look forward to the Scottish and Northern Ireland Governments following suit and await further good news from the devolved nations.
“Our teams have worked tirelessly to look after customers and independent travel agent partners throughout the pandemic. We have built up a huge amount of trust thanks to our response and with sunnier skies in view we cannot wait to get back to doing what we do best, which is looking after customers on their flights and holidays.
“We will of course continue to review our programme in line with further updates from the Government.”
There are currently 27 green list countries, 147 amber countries and 56 red on the government’s travel list.