EasyJet holidays cancels all trips until late March in pandemic holiday blow

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EasyJet holidays has announced it has cancelled all trips until late March as a result of England's national lockdown.

The move will see all holiday packages with the budget airline cancelled until March 24 at the earliest.

EasyJet had already scrapped getaways up until the end of February as a result of lockdown restrictions.

The budget airline said in a statement today: "Easyjet holidays has today started contacting customers with holidays booked up to and including March 24 to let them know their holiday is cancelled.

"This is due to the ongoing restrictions on international travel as a result of the current lockdown."

England is under a harsh national lockdown that forbids travel, except for some legally permissible reasons like essential work.

The statement added: "The holiday firm will provide all customers with impacted bookings some options to select from."

Matt Callaghan, holidays customer director, added: “We know this news will be disappointing. But we want to give our customers as much flexibility and choice as possible so they can decide what is best for them."

Mr Callaghan added: “We’re really proud that, where we’ve needed to cancel holidays, we’ve been able to process refunds in an average of 12 days.

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"We’ll continue to do the right thing for customers. And for any customers wanting to change their holiday or make a new booking, we’ve got holidays on sale all the way through to March 2022.

“We know there is light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine. We can’t wait to take people on well-deserved holidays just as soon as it’s possible for us to do so."

England is under a harsh national lockdown that forbids travel, except for some legally permissible reasons like essential work.

The budget airline said that Brits with a holiday booked after March 25 will be covered under protection which allows customers to change their trip up to 28 days before they are due to travel without any fees.

EasyJet will maintain "essential connectivity between key cities in the UK", according to reports.

That will include domestic services from London, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Belfast and Scotland.

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