TRAVELLERS will get a full refund of the cost of their flights if they are forced to cancel because a member of the group is made redundant.
Flybe, who operate 54 destinations out of Jersey, announced on Monday that people who book in January for travel any time before 24 October will automatically be fully covered should they or anyone in their party need to cancel their holiday.
The company said that the offer was available to everyone who had been in continuous employment for two years and qualified for redundancy pay. An affected person’s flights, car hire and hotels would be covered, and despite Jersey not having a redundancy law, the insurance policy did cover the Channel Islands.
A spokeswoman for the company said that the Channel Islands was an extremely important market and every application would be treated on its own individual merit.
She added: ‘A letter stating that an individual has been made redundant will certainly get the process under way and we will work with individuals on each case.’ Mike Rutter, chief commercial officer at Flybe, said: ‘These are unprecedented times and Flybe wants to do our bit to keep the economy moving.
‘That is why we are introducing our completely free redundancy cancellation cover so that consumers can book with us in January secure in the knowledge that if they lose their job before they travel, Flybe will give them a full refund.’
Flybe operates 190 routes serving 13 countries and is the largest scheduled airline at Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester, Norwich, Southampton, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Belfast City.
The company said that the latest development was a response to the economic pressures currently faced by everyone in the country and was a bid to recognise the job insecurity that is a crucial issue for families and their travel plans.
Flybe state that they will also make sure travellers receive a full refund of government and airport taxes and charges.