Having grounded its entire fleet in mid-March, low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has revealed that it will resume operations on 15 June, when many intra-EU barriers are due to be removed.
The LCC will operate a much-reduced network of primarily domestic flights with 10 of the 21 European airports it will be serving in the UK. These include: Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Inverness, the Isle of Man, Liverpool and Newcastle. Notable omissions from the initial schedule are Luton and Manchester, although both airports are due to return to the airline’s network from July. The airline will also restart services at seven French airports: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Paris CGD and Toulouse. Barcelona, Geneva, Lisbon and Porto will also be served.
Passengers and crew will be required to masks on board aircraft and no food will be sold during flights, while enhanced cleaning of aircraft will be actioned. And at some airports there may be quick temperature checks being carried out.
EasyJet’s Chief Executive Johan Lundgren said: “I am really pleased that we will be returning to flying in the middle of June. These are small and carefully planned steps that we are taking to gradually 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.”