Published on Thursday, May 21, 2020

EasyJet to resume flights on June 15

EasyJet is to resume flying on June 15 on a 'small and carefully planned' number of flights, mainly on domestic routes in the UK and France.

The airline said further routes will be announced over the coming weeks as customer demand increases and lockdown measures across Europe are relaxed.

"We will continue to refine our schedule planning and our capacity expectations for the remainder of 2020, which will be confirmed in due course, whilst also continuing our focus on minimising cash burn," it said in a statement to investors.

It also outlined measures to protect the safety of crew and passengers.

Customers, cabin and ground crew will be required to wear masks, there will be enhanced cleaning and disinfection of easyJet aircraft, and disinfectant wipes and hand sanitiser onboard will be available on board.

There will be no in-flight food service.

EasyJet said the measures have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities ICAO and EASA, and in line with government and medical advice.

"We will also continue to promote our easyJet mobile app, which avoids paper boarding passes, and work closely with our partner airports to ensure all measures recommended by local and European authorities are implemented," it said.

CEO Johan Lundgren added: "These measures will remain in place for as long as is needed to ensure customers and crew are able to fly safely as the world continues to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

"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."

Earlier this week easyJet confirmed the travel plans and email address of nine million of its customers were stolen by hackers, who were also able to steal the credit card details of 2, 208 customers.


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