Published on : Friday, June 26, 2020
easyJet recently confirmed that it has decided to resume more flights from airports across Europe, including 14 airports across the U.K., on both domestic and international routes. The airline announced that the latest schedule will build to around 500 flights a day across its European network starting July 1. This would also include over 900 flights a week to and from the U.K.
Under the latest schedule, flights will resume from London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Aberdeen. Flights on some international routes from London Gatwick, London Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Belfast will also operate to a variety of city and beach destinations including the city staples of Paris, Milan and Barcelona.
The carrier has also increased its capacity across beach destinations from the U.K. for the month of July and August. A special offer for the summer season also includes the Balearics and Canary Islands as well as lively beach destinations across Greece, Croatia and Portugal. It has also decided to start flying from main bases in the Netherlands and Germany for the first time, as well as on more domestic and international routes from France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
At the moment, easyJet has planned to fly around 50% of its 1,022 routes in July, which is likely to increase by 75% in August, although with a lower frequency of flights equating to around 30% of normal July to September capacity. The airline has kept all its fleet prepared to resume operations at the right time during the coronavirus hiatus. Robert Carey, Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer, easyJet said in a statement that authorities are really pleased to restart more flights from July 1.
He mentioned that the latest schedule would start to get customers away on their much-needed summer holidays. He shared that in a time when many families are travelling over the peak summer, the airline has teamed up with a superhero illustrator to create comic book inspired face mask covers for children taking the flight to help ease the experience for both kids and parents.