A small number of mainly domestic flights, from 21 European airports will restart from 15 June 2020. In Switzerland, operations will restart from Geneva to Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon and Nice. easyJet is introducing new measures to help ensure safety and wellbeing including enhanced aircraft cleaning and disinfection and requirement for passengers and crew to wear masks.
easyJet has today announced that it will resume some flights on 15 June 2020. In a first phase, flying will principally be on domestic routes alongside a minimal number of international routes. In addition, flying will resume in Switzerland from Geneva to Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon and Nice.
The airline expects to increase flying as customer demand continues to build and restrictions are relaxed. During the lockdown period the fleet has been grounded, the aircraft have been maintained in a flight ready condition to enable the airline to resume flights quickly at the right time.
A new range of additional measures will be in place to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of all customers and crew on board. These include enhanced aircraft disinfection for easyJet aircraft; customers, cabin and ground crew will be required to wear masks; there will also initially be no food service on board flights, all of which operate on a short-haul network. The measures have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities ICAO and EASA, and in line with relevant national authorities.
Thomas Haagensen, Market Director for the easyJet Group, commented: «Our priority is to allow passengers to travel with the highest safety. Connecting regions is key for the economic recovery of our country and we are delighted to relaunch our activity in Switzerland with the first flights to and from Geneva starting on 15 June. The route network offered by easyJet will evolve in the coming weeks, according to international recommendations and the market demand. The safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew remain our highest priority and will keep guiding our future decisions.»