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Inverness Airport has solely been out there for important flights because the finish of March

Scottish airports have described EasyJet’s plans to restart some scheduled flights subsequent month as “welcome information”.

The airline has introduced its intention to renew some UK and a small variety of worldwide routes from 15 June.

The transfer would see scheduled flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness airports.

Edinburgh Airport stated it was “encouraging to see some indicators of restoration within the aviation trade”.

Flights have been restricted because the finish of March because of lockdown measures.

Inverness, which is operated by Scottish government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (Hial), has solely been open to important flights, corresponding to NHS passenger transfers and emergencies.

EasyJet stated it will initially begin flights on home routes and a “minimal quantity” of worldwide routes.

It stated it expects to extend flying as buyer demand continued to construct and restrictions had been relaxed.

EasyJet stated there could be “enhanced plane disinfection” and prospects, cabin and floor crew might be required to put on masks.

There may also initially be no meals service onboard flights.

‘Stand prepared’

Edinburgh Airport stated the aviation trade performed an vital financial position.

A spokesman stated: “It is vital that this fragile progress is supported by authorities being as clear as potential, as rapidly as potential on potential quarantine, exemptions and ‘air bridges.’

“We stand able to facilitate journey when required and are usually talking with our airways companions about their plans, and anybody who’s travelling should guarantee they’re following journey steering.”

A Glasgow Airport spokesman stated: “At present’s announcement from EasyJet to recommence flight operations subsequent month and introduce enhanced measures to safeguard passenger and crew wellbeing is welcome information.

“We’re persevering with to work carefully with all of airline companions on their plans to restart flight operations.”

Hial stated it had launched new processes, together with cleansing regimes and social distancing procedures, to assist restrict the unfold of an infection and defend the well being and wellbeing of employees and passengers.

A spokesman stated: “We’re assured the suitable and mandatory measures are in place at Hial airports to allow a gradual resumption of some scheduled flights.”

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