Jet2.com is to resume flights to Cyprus despite a Covid-testing requirement remaining in place.
The airline’s resumption means it and package brand Jet2holidays will offer almost 85,000 seats to the island this summer.
Flights to Larnaca will resume on 17 August, with almost 40,000 seats from Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.
Flights to Paphos will resume a day later, with 45,000 seats from the same UK airports.
It will be the first time the carrier has flown to the island since March. Since 1 August 2020, the UK has been in Cyprus’s Category B, meaning tourists are permitted to travel but need to provide a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival, obtained within 72 hours before travel. Test results can be in the form of an email or SMS.
All travellers to Cyprus must also complete an online Cyprus Flight Pass before leaving. Visitors will be responsible for ensuring test results are uploaded to it within 24 hours of departure.
Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We are delighted to be recommencing our flights and holidays programme to Cyprus from 17th August and looking at the demand it’s very clear just how much our customers are looking forward to their well-deserved holidays in the Cypriot sunshine.”