EasyJet Announces Restoration of Nearly 75 Percent of their Route Network by August
EasyJet announced on Wednesday that they will be restoring around 50 percent of their 1022 routes in July and nearly 75 percent by August. Between July and September flights will be operated at all UK bases with a lower frequency and about 30 percent of normal capacity.
Yesterday (June 3, 2020), easyJet announced that they will ramp up their summer schedule with service to 50 percent of their 1022 routes by July and nearly 75 percent by August. The carrier will be operating the routes with a lower frequency at about 30 percent of normal capacity and will offer service form all UK bases. While fewer flights will be available, easyJet guests will still have summer holiday choices to popular domestic, city and beach destinations including favorites such as Paris, Milan, Rome, the Balearics and the Canary Islands. The carrier will also offer service to culturally rich hotspots in Italy, Croatia, Portugal, Egypt and Morocco. In Wednesday’s announcement, easyJet’s Chief Commercial and Planning Officer, Robert Carey said,
“We are delighted to announce that we will be flying the majority our route network across Europe, meaning customers can still get to their chosen destination for the summer holidays this year. We’re passionate about helping our customers get back to flying, which is why we’re offering one million seats at £29.99 for those planning on booking a holiday this summer. Travel restrictions are being lifted and demand is starting to return, so there’s no better time for us to introduce this sale.”
EasyJet has confirmed that some flights will initially be resumed from June 15, 2020, with service from London-Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Belfast.
Earlier this week, easyJet announced that they have teamed up with Irish artist Will Sliney, a superhero illustrator, to create comic book inspired face mask covers for children flying this summer. The carrier has also implemented numerous measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of their team members and guests. EasyJet has implemented enhanced daily disinfection procedures for aircraft cabins and will require all crewmembers and passengers to wear masks while onboard. Additionally, aircraft will be supplied with additional sanitary supplies such as masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. To minimize contact, when flights are initially restarted, the carrier's Bistro and Boutique service will be temporarily unavailable. All easyJet aircraft are already equipped with hospital grade HEPA filters that remove 99.7% of airborne cabin contaminants, replacing the cabin air every 3-4 minutes.