EasyJet has announced that it will resume some flights from 15 June.
The initial flight schedule will include primarily domestic routes alongside a minimal number of international routes.
The low-cost airline will operate flights from London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Belfast, and Isle of Man in the UK.
In addition, flights will resume in France from Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, and Lille, as well as from Geneva in Switzerland, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, and Barcelona in Spain.
Further flights will be announced as customer demand continues to build and restrictions are relaxed.
EasyJet’s fleet has been grounded during the lockdown period and the aircraft have been maintained in a flight-ready condition to enable the airline to resume flights quickly at the right time.
In preparation for its resumption of flights, EasyJet has also introduced additional health and safety measures.
Customers, cabin and ground crew will be required to wear masks.
There will initially be no food service onboard flights (all of which operate on a short-haul network) and aircraft will undergo enhanced cleaning and disinfection.
The measures have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities ICAO and EASA, and in line with relevant national authorities and medical advice through the airline’s chief medical adviser.
CEO of EasyJet, Johan Lundgren, commented: “I am really pleased that we will be returning to some flying in the middle of June. These are small and carefully planned steps that we are taking to resume operations.
“We will continue to closely monitor the situation across Europe so that when more restrictions are lifted the schedule will continue to build over time to match demand while also ensuring we are operating efficiently and on routes that our customers want to fly.
“The safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew remains our highest priority which is why we are implementing a number of measures enhancing safety at each part of the journey from disinfecting the aircraft to requiring customers and crew to wear masks.
“These measures will remain in place for as long as is needed to ensure customers and crew are able to fly safely as the world continues to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We look forward to welcoming our customers back on board in June.”
The airline has released a video outlining the new measures that will be in place for customers’ wellbeing for when they next travel, which can be viewed here.
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