Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have delayed the launch of flights and holidays from Bristol due to the ongoing travel restrictions and uncertainty around travel’s restart.

Bristol airport became the tenth base for the airline an operator when its programme, with flights to 33 destinations, was announced in November.

Flights had been due to launch on April 1, with a flight to Lanzarote, but the start of services from the base has been pushed back to July 1.

A spokesman for Jet2 said the UK’s second-largest Atol holder had been “hugely encouraged by the response” to its tenth base, adding: “Moving the launch date to July 1 allows us to ready our brand-new operation at Bristol Airport, including the delivery of our VIP customer service which we know will be hugely popular with customers and independent travel agents in the region.”

Customers affected by any programme changes will have their bookings automatically cancelled, and a refund issued.

Jet2 said “there is huge pent-up demand” for flights and holidays from Bristol and “we are very excited about launching and growing successfully”.

“We would like to thank our valued customers and independent travel agency partners for their patience and understanding,” the spokesman added.