Ryanair intends to resume 40% of its flights from 1 July, providing flight restrictions have been lifted, and health concerns addressed, it announced on Tuesday
The Irish low-cost airline said that it plans to operate 1,000 flights a day to 90% of the destinations it served before the health crisis, on the condition in particular that governments have lifted restrictions on intra-European flights by then.
Under new safety measures, Ryanair will ask passengers to check-in online and bring fewer bags and download their boarding pass to a smartphone.
In preparation for our return to flying, we’re bringing in new measures to help protect the health of our passengers and staff 🛫👇 pic.twitter.com/NY5iGlWh5U
Measures to be put in place during flights will see a reduced offering of pre-packed in-flight food, cashless transactions, and a ban on passengers queuing for the toilet. Passengers and cabin crew will have to wear masks at all times.
Passengers flying in July and August could be required to provide details of how long their planned visit will be and also their holiday address, according to the FT. This information will be given to EU governments to be used during any required isolation regulations.