EasyJet Holidays has cancelled all holidays up to and including 24 March.
The operator said from today (15 January) it was contacting customers with holidays booked to let them know.
It is due to the ongoing restrictions on international travel as a result of the current lockdown.
The holiday firm will provide all customers with impacted bookings some options to select from. Customers can choose to change their holiday online. Or they can opt to receive an easyJet Holidays credit to their online account for a future holiday when they are ready to make another booking either immediately or within the next 12 months, although the holiday can take place beyond this.
Alternatively, customers can have a refund to their original payment method used to make the booking. EasyJet said customers who opt for a refund “can be reassured they will receive this in full” and that it “has been able to process these in an average of 12 days”.
Customers with holidays booked beyond the 25 March are covered under easyJet Holidays’ Protection Promise.
Customers can change or defer their holiday online up to 28 days before they are due to travel without incurring any change fees.
EasyJet Holidays had already cancelled breaks up to the end of February as a result of the lockdown announcements made on the 4 January.
Matt Callaghan, easyJet Holidays customer director, said: “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.
“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.
“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.”
EasyJet Holidays has also contacted its travel agent partners to advise of the new cancellation date. Any customers with easyJet holidays bookings made via a travel agent will be covered under the Flexible Booking Options which the holiday company has shared with its trade partners.