UK-based airline EasyJet will restart a “small number” of flights starting June 15, it announced in a statement.
The initial schedule will mainly be made up of domestic flights in the UK and France.
“These are small and carefully planned steps that we are taking to gradually resume operations,” EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren said in a statement.
“We will continue to closely monitor the situation across Europe so that when more restrictions are lifted the schedule will continue to build over time to match demand, while also ensuring we are operating efficiently and on routes that our customers want.”
New rules will be in place when flights resume, including mandatory face masks for all passengers, cabin crew and ground staff. The airline also says that initially, there will be no onboard food service.
Suspended operations: The airline grounded all 334 of its planes in Europe in March as a result of travel restrictions across the region due to the pandemic.
Before the pandemic, it operated about 2,000 flights a day on more than 1,000 routes across 36 countries, mostly in Europe.
Source: CNN News