EasyJet poised to reopen operations by June

Easyjet has said it will commence flying again from June 15 in the UK and France as lockdown measures are eased.

The company will restart a small number of flights on routes where there is sufficient customer demand to support profitable flying.

When flights resume customers and cabin crew will be required to wear facemasks and no food will be made available.

The low cost airline said its actions were in line with government advice and that it had consulted with aviation authorities, including the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

Customers will also be asked to scan their own passports and boarding documents to avoid staff having to touch them, while social distancing will be enforced on planes ‘where seats are available’.

Checkout Magazine gathered that a number of other airlines have announced tentative plans to ramp up their operations from the skeleton schedules currently being used due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Britons have been warned against all but essential travel, in line with many other countries, while the prospect of a compulsory two-week quarantine for people returning to the UK could put even more people off flying.

Johan Lundgren, easyJet boss, 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.

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