Easyjet, Ryanair, Jet2 and British Airways issue NEW updates over when flights will resume


After the latest UK Government Briefing, Flight companies have issued me updates to travel plans.

A string of popular holiday companies and airlines have issued fresh updates for passengers and customers as the lockdown is eased.

The government imposed a nationwide lockdown in mid-March, urging Brits to avoid all but essential travel abroad.

But now attention is turning to a summer holiday for many Brits, as the lockdown is gradually eased across the UK by the Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson lifted certain lockdown measures from June 1, with British holidaymakers now hoping of a summer trip abroad.

Despite this, things won’t quite be normal, with travel operators lamenting the industry’s ” greatest crisis” yet.

For Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet2 and BA passengers, things will change. Here’s what we know so far.


EasyJet will resume flights on half its routes by the end of next month.

The Luton-based carrier, which has grounded its entire fleet during the coronavirus pandemic, announced its plan to ramp up flights in the coming weeks.

Half of its 1,022 routes will be reopened by the end of July, increasing to 75% during August.

Flights will be at a lower frequency than normal, meaning the airline will operate at around 30% of its normal capacity between July and September.

The low-cost carrier will serve all its UK bases in the key family summer holiday months of July and August.


Ryanair plans to restore 40% of its flights from July 1.

Berlin, Prague, Venice, Malta and Marrakesh are among the destinations for passengers.

The budget carrier has been highly critical of the government’s plans to quarantine passengers upon landing, however.

The proposals – revealed by the government last week – were blasted by the airline’s chief Michael O’Leary.


Jet2 – which has a base from Birmingham Airport – will ramp up its schedule from the beginning of next month.

From July 1, Jet2 will fly to Alicante, Zante, Verona, Malaga and Madeira.

It will serve as welcome news for Birmingham Airport, which has been eerily quiet since the lockdown was imposed in mid-March.

Indeed, during one seven-day period, only six flights departed the transport hub, situated near the NEC, in Solihull.

British Airways

British Airways has warned a full flight schedule may be impossible to resume until 2023.

But it will restart some flights from next month (July), telling customers the plans are in constant review.

If you are due to travel between now and 31 July 2020, you can claim a voucher for future travel.


TUI will resume flights abroad on June 12, it says, with destinations including a string of popular European holiday hotspots.

The holiday company, which is the UK’s largest, will fly from everywhere including Germany, Iceland and Czech Republic, as well as Bulgaria.

Tui is hoping to resume flights again in June (Image: Adam Gerrard / Daily Mirror)

TUI says: “We understand that these are incredibly uncertain times and we’re continually reviewing and updating our policies in line with government guidelines.

“Our holidays departing after 12 June 2020 are currently due to operate as planned.”

Information From Birmingham Mail.

Also in the news today the Algarve are expecting less than 30% tourism through the months June-September, placing another blow to Portugal Tourism.