The British company announced on Thursday that it intends to start its operations on certain flights, which ensures that demand was sufficient to make the flights profitable.
EasyJet resumes its service. The British company announced on Thursday May 21 that it intended to resume flights from June 15, “mainly domestic flights in the UK and France”, with health measures on board.
“A small number of flights will be resumed on routes where we believe there is sufficient demand to allow profitable flights,” said the carrier, whose aircraft is almost completely stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic. , which crippled global air traffic.
“Additional routes will be announced in the coming weeks as demand increases[ra] and that containment measures in Europe s[er]has relaxed, the company continues.
His Irish “low-cost rival” Ryanair had spoken of a July recovery. British Airways talked about July, but its chief Willie Walsh believed that these plans would probably be hindered by the quarantine measures the British government intends to introduce for travelers coming from abroad.
EasyJet will introduce on-board health safety measures: wear masks, improved device disinfection, disinfectants and antibacterial wipes, and no food will be served initially.
The International Air Transport Association (Iata) had a few days ago stated that it represented the resumption of national flights in June and continental flights from July with a health protocol that must be presented by the end of the month.
Iata plans to resume intercontinental flights in the last quarter as part of a plan to get the air sector off the ground.
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In particular, the organization plans a health declaration upon arrival at the airport, temperature controls or packaged foods.
The aviation industry is one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and many companies are fighting for their survival, including Virgin Atlantic in the UK and Lufthansa in Germany.
Many have announced thousands of layoffs: 3,000 at Ryanair or Virgin Atlantic, 12,000 at British Airways.
Motor manufacturer Rolls-Royce announced on Wednesday that it will reduce its staff strength by at least 9,000 due to the collapse of commercial air traffic.
The low-cost company EasyJet also announced, on Tuesday, May 19, that it had been the subject of a “very sophisticated” cyber attack that compromised the personal data of about 9 million customers.