Ryanair, Easyjet, British Airways and Jet2 all release updates on restart flights

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Ryanair made a huge announcement on Tuesday, confirming that flights to a range of destinations would resume from July 1.

A number of other airlines have announced interim plans to speed up operations from the skeletal schedules currently in use.

Following the Covid-19 crisis, airlines were forced to fly on the ground – vacations were severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Additional safety and health measures will be introduced by tour operators in the midst of the pandemic.

And as stores reopen in Birmingham from June 1, airlines will prepare for vacationers across the continent.

Tui said he is facing the “biggest crisis” in the industry, but he is among those who are restarting, as are Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet2 and BA.

Ryanair

Ryanair has confirmed its intention to increase flights to 40% of its normal schedule as of July 1.

This comes after Spain has announced that it will welcome the return of tourists from the same date.

Ryanair said in a statement: “Ryanair will offer daily flights from countries throughout northern Europe, including Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany to major airports. from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus from July 1st. “

Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said, “It is important to our customers and employees that we return to certain regular schedules starting July 1.

“Governments across Europe have put in place a four-month lockdown to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

“After four months, it is time to fly Europe again so that we can reunite friends and families, allow people to return to work and restart the tourism industry in Europe, which provides so many millions of ‘jobs. “



They updated their advice

Jet2

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have announced plans to resume flights and vacations on July 1.

A spokesperson said, “We have always said that the sun will shine again and when it does, we will be there to take customers on a well-deserved vacation.”

“In addition to taking them on their essential vacation, customers can rest assured that we will implement measures, in consultation with the appropriate authorities, to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone on board.”


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Easyjet

EasyJet is scheduled to resume flights from a number of UK airports starting June 15.

The low-cost carrier has announced that its initial schedule will mainly include domestic flights to the United Kingdom and France.

Other routes will be confirmed “in the coming weeks” as demand increases and coronavirus locking measures in Europe are relaxed, the airline said.

British airports to be served by easyJet from June 15 include Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Belfast.

The only international route from the UK will be between Gatwick and Nice, France.

As part of the new safety and health measures, passengers and crew will have to wear masks at airports and on planes.

There will be no food sold during flights, improved aircraft cleaning and disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer for passengers.

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Travel giant TUI plans to resume flights to major European vacation destinations by the end of June.

“We plan to fly back in late June in time for the summer vacation,” managing director Fritz Joussen told Rheinische Post in Germany.

“We want to resume air traffic to Majorca from mid-late June. Austria, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria are also well prepared, “Joussen told the newspaper.

British Airways

British Airways has announced that it plans to “return to significant service” in July, subject to relaxed restrictions.

But the bosses have warned that the airline does not expect to return to full capacity before 2023.

A spokesperson said: “These plans are very uncertain and subject to easing of travel bottlenecks and restrictions.”

IAG, which owns British Airways, has said it does not expect demand for air travel to pick up until 2023, while Gatwick Airport has said it could take up to four years.

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