Ryanair will restore 40% of its scheduled flights from 1st July, running a flight schedule of almost 1,000 flights every single day.
In a statement, Ryanair explained that several preventative measures will be in place, such as crew and passengers wearing face masks and passing temperature checks. All Ryanair aircraft are also fitted with HEPA air filters (similar to those used in critical hospital wards).
All onboard transactions will be cashless. Queuing for toilets will also be prohibited onboard although toilet access will be made available to individual passengers upon request.
Ryanair will also require all passengers flying in July and August to fill in details (at the point of check-in) of how long their planned visit will be, and also their address while visiting another EU country.
Full details of these routes, frequencies, flight times, and promotional prices are available on www.Ryanair.com. The plan is subject to Government restrictions on intra-EU flights being lifted, and effective public health measures being put in place at airports.
Since the Covid-19 flight restrictions in mid-March, Ryanair has been operating a skeleton daily schedule of 30 flights between Ireland, the UK and Europe.
From July, Ryanair will restart flying from most of its 80 bases across Europe. There will be fewer daily/weekly frequencies on trunk routes, as Ryanair works to restore some services on the widest number of routes, rather than operating high-frequency services on a small number.
Ryanair operates a Malta-based offshoot called MaltaAir, it remains to be seen whether flights to Malta will open.
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