Coronavirus: EasyJet to resume flights in June – BBC South East Wales

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EasyJet has mentioned it is going to resume some flights on 15 June, with all passengers and cabin crew advised to put on face masks to guard in opposition to the coronavirus.

The airline introduced that it could restart a “small quantity” of routes the place there’s sufficient buyer demand.

The preliminary schedule will embrace home routes throughout the UK and France.

EasyJet chief govt Johan Lundgren mentioned that “these are small and punctiliously deliberate steps”.

From June, EasyJet will fly between UK airports together with Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Belfast.

The airline advised the BBC that from mid-June it could be working 189 flights per week on common.

The one worldwide service from the UK will fly from Gatwick to Good.

Elsewhere, some companies will resume between Portugal, Switzerland and Spain.

Which EasyJet companies will resume from June?

UK

  • Belfast-Birmingham
  • Belfast-Bristol
  • Belfast-Edinburgh
  • Belfast-Glasgow
  • Belfast-London Gatwick
  • Belfast-Liverpool
  • Belfast-Newcastle
  • Birmingham-Belfast
  • Bristol-Belfast
  • Edinburgh-Belfast
  • Edinburgh-London Gatwick
  • Glasgow-Belfast
  • Glasgow-London Gatwick
  • Inverness-London Gatwick
  • Isle of Man-London Gatwick
  • Isle of Man-Liverpool
  • London Gatwick-Belfast
  • London Gatwick-Edinburgh
  • London Gatwick-Glasgow
  • London Gatwick-Inverness
  • London Gatwick-Isle of Man
  • London Gatwick-Good
  • Liverpool-Belfast
  • Liverpool-Isle of Man
  • Newcastle-Belfast

France

  • Bordeaux-Lyon
  • Bordeaux-Good
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle-Good
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle-Toulouse
  • Lille-Good
  • Lyon-Bordeaux
  • Lyon-Nantes
  • Good-Bordeaux
  • Good-Paris Charles de Gaulle
  • Good-London Gatwick
  • Good-Lille
  • Good-Nantes
  • Good-Toulouse
  • Good-Geneva
  • Nantes-Lyon
  • Nantes-Good
  • Toulouse-Paris Charles de Gaulle
  • Toulouse-Good

Switzerland

  • Geneva-Porto
  • Geneva-Barcelona
  • Geneva-Lisbon
  • Geneva-Good

Spain

Portugal

  • Porto-Geneva
  • Lisbon-Geneva

Mr Lundgren mentioned that additional routes can be introduced over the approaching weeks “as buyer demand will increase and lockdown measures throughout Europe are relaxed”.

The agency grounded its whole fleet in March as international journey got here to a near-halt.

When flights restart, no meals will likely be obtainable on board and prospects could have hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes offered.

EasyJet mentioned that its plane would even be topic to “enhanced cleansing and disinfection”.

Mr Lundgren mentioned: “These measures will stay in place for so long as is required to make sure prospects and crew are capable of fly safely because the world continues to get better from the affect of the coronavirus pandemic.”

New well being requirements

EasyJet’s new guidelines had been drawn up in keeping with newest authorities recommendation and in session with aviation authorities such because the European Aviation Security Company (EASA).

On Wednesday, EASA and the US Centre for Illness Prevention and Management issued a brand new set of well being requirements for airways hoping to begin flying once more.

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The EASA has really helpful passengers put on face masks amid the pandemic

They advocate sporting face masks, bodily distancing of 1.5m the place doable in airports and washing fingers typically.

They stopped in need of calling for social distancing on planes as a result of confined area, however added that different measures must be adopted always.

‘Flying safely once more’

In the meantime, Heathrow Airport will begin utilizing thermal cameras to hold out temperature checks in a trial on some passengers from its Terminal 2 on Thursday.

Its chief govt, John Holland-Kaye, advised the BBC’s At the moment programme that this measure was already being utilized in many nations around the globe.

“It should assist us to grasp whether or not this may very well be a part of a standard worldwide customary to get folks flying safely once more,” he mentioned.

A number of different airways have indicated that they’re contemplating resuming flights within the subsequent few months.

Ryanair chief govt Michael O’Leary has mentioned that the airline plans to ramp up flights in July when British Airways may also resume some flights.

EasyJet’s announcement adopted the admission earlier this week {that a} “extremely subtle cyber-attack” had affected about 9 million of its prospects.

It mentioned e mail addresses and journey particulars had been stolen and that 2,208 prospects had additionally had their credit score and debit card particulars “accessed”.

The agency first turned conscious of the assault in January, and has knowledgeable the UK’s Data Commissioner’s Workplace whereas it investigates the breach.

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