easyJet is preparing for a small network restart, with the airline planning services from 21 European airports to 15th June 2020.
The carrier will be operating services from a number of UK airports including:
- London Gatwick
- Isle of Man
- Paris Charles de Gaulle
The airline will fly on domestic routes primarily, with a minimal number of international routes.
As the airline expects growth over the next few months, the fleet can be reactivated as need. The fleet is currently in a flight-ready condition.
When travelling with the airline, there’s going to be more than a few changes.
On the ground, passengers will need to use the automated bag drop to check-in their hold luggage and screens. Ground crew and cabin will not handle any customer documents during boarding so customers will be asked to present and scan their own documents.
And yes – social and physical distancing is a thing. You’ll need to keep 2 metres apart when at the airport, at the gates, and during boarding.
Onboard, and where possible, cabin crew will invite customers to sit at distance from customers not in their party where seats are available.
As usual, the airline encourages all customers to check-in online and download their boarding pass onto their smartphone or to print their own boarding passes before arriving at the airport.
When travelling, everyone will be required to wear face-masks when travelling onboard. Also, no food service will be offered onboard.
Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, said:
“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 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.
“We look forward to welcoming our customers back onboard in June.”
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