Easyjet has announced that it will start operating a small number of mainly domestic flights, from 21 European airports as from 15 June. These flights will include many UK domestic routes from London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Belfast, and Isle of Man.
In addition, flying 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.
The airline will also be introducing new measures to help ensure safety and well being of passengers. easyJet will enhance disinfection of all aircraft. Customers, cabin and ground crew will have to wear masks. There will also initially be no food service onboard flights, all of which operate on a short-haul network.
The measures have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities ICAO and EASA. All the measures are in line with relevant national authorities and medical advice through the airline’s chief medical adviser.
Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, 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 well being 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 onboard in June.”
The airline has also today released a video outlining the new measures that will be in place for customers’ well being for when they next travel. The video can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/420797408/e0c5ccb978