Ryanair is planning to return up to 40% of its normal flights by July 1st.
The Irish airline’s plans depend on government restrictions on flights between EU countries being lifted and public health measures being installed in airports.
These new measures include passengers wearing masks at all times as well as taking their own temperature before flying due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since Covid hit in mid-March, Ryanair has been operating a skeleton daily schedule of 30 flights between Ireland, the UK and Europe.
From July, Ryanair will restart flying from most of its 80 bases across Europe.
There will be fewer daily/weekly frequencies on trunk routes, as Ryanair works to restore some services on the widest number of routes, rather than operating high frequency services on a small number.
The travel update from the low-budget airline comes despite Ryanair announcing plans to axe up to 3,000 jobs – also starting in July.
Boss Michael O’Leary also warned that the airline will not operate if required to keep the middle seat empty.
Ryanair has released a list of simple guidelines on their website for healthy flying and to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Before flying, travellers are asked to check-in online, download your boarding pass onto your phone and choose Priority if possible.
They are also asked to check your temperature before travelling. It may be checked again at the airport and if you have a temperature you will not be allowed to fly.
Flyers are now asked to wear a face mask at all times in the airport and on your flight.
AT THE AIRPORT
At the airport, use of hand sanitiser or hand wash when going through the airport is encouraged, as well as keeping your distance from other passengers if possible.
Passengers are asked to use the automated kiosk if you’re checking in a bag and use Fast Track to limit your queuing time at security.
WHEN BOARDING THE FLIGHT
Customers are asked to not queue at boarding gates as priority passengers will be boarded first.
Have passports ready and scan your boarding pass to limit contact with others.
Keep face mask on throughout the flight.
DURING THE FLIGHT
All aircrafts are professionally disinfected everyday and this is effective for over 24 hours.
The aircraft contains a high standard air filtration system that operates to hospital capacity.
There will be a limited in-flight service that will only accept card payment to limit contact with others.
No queuing for the toilets is allowed and passengers must remain seated at all times.
Travellers are asked to keep your face mask on until you have left the airport terminal as well as continue social distancing when passing through the airport.Tags: