EasyJet has said it will resume some flights on 15 June, with all passengers and cabin crew told to wear face masks to protect against the coronavirus
EasyJet has said it will resume some flights on 15 June, with all passengers and cabin crew told to wear face masks to protect against the coronavirus.
Matt Crate, Managing Director of the UK’s largest P2P travel money provider WeSwap commented: “This move by one of the UK’s largest carriers is a small but hugely significant step for the industry. Travel and tourism have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis and its only positive action like this that will help us rebuild to pre-Coronavirus levels.
“Keeping customers safe will be at the heart of any travel in 2020 and beyond, so the offering of hand santiser, extended cleaning practices and the suspension of food offerings will be the steps required to restart the industry. Hopefully, others will follow suit and tourism can begin again in a safe and secure manner.”
The airline announced that it would restart a “small number” of routes where there is enough customer demand. The initial schedule will include domestic routes across the UK and France.
EasyJet Chief Executive Johan Lundgren said that “these are small and carefully planned steps”. From June, EasyJet will fly out of Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Belfast. The only international service from the UK will fly from Gatwick to Nice.