May 21 2020  |  Airline & Terminal News

easyJet to start flying June 15

By Jane Hobson

easyJet announced today that a small number of mainly domestic flights, from 21 European airports will resume on June 15.

This includes many UK domestic routes, including from London Gatwik, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Iverness, 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, Libson and Porto in Portugal, and Barcelona in Spain.

Flying will principally be on domestic routes alongside a minimal number of international routes. The airline expects to increase flying as customer demand continues to build and restrictions are relaxed. During the lockdown period, the flight has been grounded and the aircraft have been maintained in a flight ready condition to enable the airline to resume flights quickly at the same time.

easyJet is introducing new measures to help ensure safety and wellbeing including enhanced aircraft cleaning and disinfection and requires the passengers and crew 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 the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Union Aviation Safety Association (EASA), and in line with relevant national authorities and medical advice through the airline's chief medical advisor.

According to the press release, easyJet Chief Executive Officer Johan Lundgren said, “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."

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