Airline Easyjet has relaunched a small number of its flights from today, Monday 15 June, with a reduced number of destinations and higher cleaning and safety measures for staff and travellers.
This is everything you need to know.
Easyjet relaunched its flights from 22 airports across Europe for the first time since they were halted at the end of March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The first flight from the UK took off from London Gatwick at 7am for Glasgow, which was the same flight path the airline first took when it launched in November 1995.
Which destinations is Easyjet flying to?
Easyjet will be offering a reduced roster of destinations available for passengers - the plan is to be able to fly 50 per cent of its normal 1,022 routes in July, and 75 per cent in August.
While there will be fewer flights on offer, travellers will have their pick of flights to domestic, city and beach destinations.
These are all the destinations available from the Easyjet summer 2020 flying programme:
- Czech Republic
- Cities around the UK
The airline confirmed that flights will resume from airports across the UK, including London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Belfast.
Increased safety measures
Easyjet has introduced extra safety measures in order to keep staff and passengers safe during their flights.
Additional cleaning and disinfection procedures for aircraft cabins will be in place, with every aircraft subject to a daily disinfection process.
All passengers and crew will be required to wear masks at all times. The airline has also teamed up with a superhero illustrator to create comic book-inspired face masks for children. Artist Will Sliney is best known for his work on Marvel comics, like Spiderman and Star Wars.
Aircrafts will also be fully equipped with sanitary equipment like masks, gloves and hand sanitiser, which will be available to customers and crew throughout the flight, where required.
The aircraft are also fitted with “state of the art filtration technology” which “filters 99.97 per cent of airborne contaminants in the cabin, including virus and bacteria” according to a statement from Easyjet.