JET2 are asking its customers in Spain to fly home early.

The Leeds-Bradford Airport based airline have asked them to cut their trips to the Canaries and Balearic Islands short.

Customers due to fly home in August have been told to come home as early as the weekend and Monday.

A spokesperson for Jet2 said: “Following the latest government advice regarding travel to the Balearic and Canary Islands from the UK, we have taken the decision to suspend flights and holidays to Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza up to and including 9th August.

"We have already suspended flights and holidays to our destinations in Mainland Spain (Costa de Almeria, Alicante, Malaga and Murcia) up to and including 16th August.

“We are operating empty outbound flights to pick up customers from these destinations up to and including 3rd August, and we are contacting customers who are currently in these destinations to advise them of their options regarding flying back to the UK.

“We appreciate that some of our package holiday customers were due to stay on holiday for longer than this and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. It is important to note that we are responding to a very fast-moving situation with updates coming from the government with little or notice, and we have had to make decisions about our programme accordingly. We can assure these customers that we will be in touch with them to resolve any issues that they may have.”

The move comes after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised against travel to all parts of Spain and Jet2 cancelled all flights to the country.

Travellers to Spain currently have to go into quarantine when they arrive back in the UK.

Meanwhile, Jet2 has been recognised as the only UK airline providing refunds promptly without significant backlogs on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic, following a review by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Since May, the CAA has been reviewing the refund practices of 18 carriers - both UK airlines and international airlines - looking at how refunds for flight-only bookings have been handled during the coronavirus pandemic.

The CAA found that Jet2 is the only UK airline to have been consistently processing cash refunds quickly and having only a small backlog of refund requests.

Jet2 says it has been repeatedly recognised by media, consumer organisations and customers for how it has looked after those who have been affected during the coronavirus crisis, offering Refund Credit Notes, full refunds, or the option to rebook with no admin fee if their holiday is cancelled. These latest findings further demonstrate the success of’s approach.

Alongside this success, Jet2 has recently been named the winner of five awards in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. For the third year in a row, the airline features in the Top 10 Airlines in the World category, appearing fifth in the list and the highest placed UK based airline.

In addition, the UK’s third largest airline was awarded the Best Airline – UK and Best Low-Cost Airline – Europe for the fourth year in a row, as well as Best Economy Class – Europe for the third consecutive year. Jet2 was also recognised as the Best Airline – Europe, demonstrating how popular the airline is with customers.