TUI, Ryanair and EasyJet have made updates on when their flights will be restarting.
TUI announced plans to start flying again on 17th June. Expressing the understanding of the uncertainty of these times for everyone. They said:
“For that reason, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel all holidays up to and including 14th May.”,
“Our travel promise still stands, as it’s important for us to give you the holidays you deserve.”
Which means that customers can amend all holidays up to 30th June for free, even if it were due between 17th April and 14th May.
A spokeswoman from TUI said:
“We are constantly monitoring the situation and will start taking people on holiday again as soon as we are able to do so.”
Posting an update on Twitter, TUI told customers to head to their website for the latest information.
Ryanair has grounded 90% of its flights, but have said it will continue to operate on a limited schedule.
Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary confirmed a regular schedule of commercial flights wouldn’t return until 17th June. But until then, they are waiving the change fee for any flights booked up to the end of May, which can be changed to date up until the end of August.
Budget airline easyJet said it has no fixed date to start flying again.
A spokesman told Mirror Money:
“At this stage, there can be no certainty of the date for restarting commercial flights and we are evaluating continuously based on changing regulations and customer demand.”
They have an ongoing cancellation programme in place and are working through these having taken April off sale.
There was some good news for people who have already booked trips and did not cancel, they are able to amend their flight online with no change fee, and they also brought forward winter schedule on-sale, so customers have more choice to move their flights, up to 28th February 2021.