France’s airports to receive easyJet flights from June as the airline resumes limited flight schedule amid Coronavirus crisis.
BUDGET airline easyJet is set to resume a limited flight schedule in and out of French airports from June 15.
The airline said it intends to resume certain, mostly domestic, short-haul flights from Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon and Lille. Services in and out of London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Belfast, and the Isle of Man, as well as Geneva in Switzerland, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, and Barcelona in Spain, are also set to resume on the same date.
Its flights will principally be on domestic routes, as well as a minimal number of international routes, but easyJet said it expects to increase operations as demand builds and coronavirus containment measures are relaxed across Europe.
In a statement, easyJet said that a number of health measures will be introduced, including the wearing of masks during flights, as well as the provision of anti-bacterial wipes and disinfectant dispensers. No food will be served during flights until further notice.
Additionally, planes’ cabins will be disinfected daily using a process that, easyJet said in its statement, provides surface protection from viruses ‘that lasts for at least 24 hours.’
On the ground, customers can use automated bag drop to check-in hold luggage. Ground crew and cabin will not handle documents, so passengers will be asked to present and scan their own documents.
These measures have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities ICAO and EASA, and in line with relevant national authorities and medical advice through the airline’s chief medical adviser, easyJet said.
CEO of easyJet, Johan Lundgren, said, “The safety and well-being 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.”