JET2 is set to resume its flight and holiday schedule in a matter of months.

The Leeds-based airline and tour operator announced the news today.

Both and Jet2holidays have taken the decision to recommence their flight and holiday programmes on June 17 - just over two months away.

This is despite the Government advising against all non-essential travel indefinitely, with no set date yet as to when that will be changed.

The move from Jet2 means all flights and holidays booked for before June 17 are cancelled.

A Jet2 spokesperson said: "In view of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to recommence our flights and holidays programme on June 17th.

"We are keeping this decision under constant review, in line with guidance from Governments and the relevant authorities. 

"Customers who were due to travel before this date do not need to contact us.

"We are proactively contacting customers in departure date order to discuss their options, one of which is rebooking their holiday to a later date.

"We know just how important holidays are to our customers, and how much they give customers something to look forward to, particularly during difficult times such as these.

"We recognise that these unprecedented events have had a huge impa ct on our customers, and we would like to thank them for their loyalty, understanding and patience.

"Although these are difficult times for everyone, the sun will come out again.

"When it does, our award-winning teams will be there to take customers on holiday – a well-deserved package holiday they can trust – once again."

Jet2 has also today been recognised as the travel company that is going the extra mile to help customers and travel agents during the coronavirus pandemic.

Leading travel industry news website, Travel Mole, launched the "Smashed It" campaign, so that the industry could recognise the tour operators and airlines that have been most helpful during the pandemic.

Travel Mole said on its website: "TravelMole has been told of dozens of suppliers who are doing a fantastic job dealing with the coronavirus crisis, but the company to have received the most praise is…Jet2.

"One agent wrote on the Facebook page Travel Gossip in response to TravelMole's campaign that Jet2 offered a 'superb service' .

"As Jet2 is the second biggest holiday company in the UK, it's perhaps not surprising that it has received the most feedback from travel agents, however, bigger isn't always best and often the bigger the company the worse the customer service."

Jet2 continued its scheduled programme with empty aircrafts, flying out of the UK to bring back thousands of customers.

The firm also put on more than 60 repatriation flights to return an additional 10,000 people home.

In addition, it has donated thousands of snack boxes this week to Otley Action for Older People, Age UK’s Manchester Resource Centre and SPIN (Supporting People in Need) Manchester - a charitable organisation that feeds, shelters and supports both the homeless and people in need.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: "We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone – independent travel agents and customers alike – for their fantastic feedback during what has obviously been a difficult time.

"Whether it has been posts on social media, letters to our teams, or phone calls, we have been overwhelmed by the lovely feedback.

"Such feedback would not be possible without our brilliant and hardworking colleagues who have been working around the clock to do the right thing.

"Their commitment, dedication and passion in difficult and fast-moving circumstances has been truly inspiring, and I’d like to pay tribute to the best team in the industry.

"This customer-first approach is one of the many reasons why we have built such a strong and successful business.

“People remember these actions."