EasyJet to restart flights in June with masks for all

Daniel Fowler
May 21, 2020

The airline company originally will reactivate domestic courses in the United Kingdom and France where it states there suffices client need to assistance rewarding flying.

The low-priced carrier grounded its entire fleet at the end of March, but now says that "A small number of flights will restart on routes where we believe there is sufficient customer demand to support profitable flying".

Given the restrictions still in place between some countries and a UK plan to bring in a 14-day quarantine for arrivals from overseas, easyJet's focus will be on internal flights from Gatwick, Bristol, Edinburgh and Belfast in the United Kingdom, and from Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Toulouse in France.

The budget airline said a small number of flights would restart on routes where there was enough demand to be profitable.

Hial said it had introduced new processes, including cleaning regimes and social distancing procedures, to help limit the spread of infection and protect the health and wellbeing of staff and passengers.

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Johan Lundgren, easyJet chief executive, said: "I am really pleased that we will be returning to flying in the middle of June". The carrier will add further routes in the following weeks, as and when passenger demand rises and lockdown measures ease further across Europe. It says the measures "have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities".

"We stand ready to facilitate travel when required and are regularly speaking with our airlines partners about their plans, and anyone who is travelling must ensure they are following travel guidance".

EasyJet joins bigger competitor Ryanair, as well as Air France-KLM, Lufthansa and Wizz, in making masks compulsory.

The business will certainly present boosted cleansing and sanitation of its airplane, make anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitiser offered aboard, and call for all travelers and cabin team, in addition to landing 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", concluded Lundgren.

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