Ryanair announced a plan to operate two out of five flights, however, the decision will depend on government instructions. To keep the high airport hygiene standards, crew and passengers will be required to wear face masks or face coverings, and pass temperature checks.
The airlines Ryanair intend to restore 40% of its flight schedule from July 1, Belfast Telegraph reported. The company said the measure is subject to government restrictions on flights within the EU being lifted and “effective public health measures” being put in place at airports.
According to the plan, Ryanair would involve nearly 1,000 flights per day being operated and 90% of its pre-virus route network is restored.
The issue of hygiene is the most important, so, queuing for toilets will be banned, but “toilet access will be made available to individual passengers upon request”, according to the airline.
Refreshments available to buy on-board will be limited to pre-packaged items, and sales will be cashless to avoid the spreading of any infections.
Ryanair said all surfaces in its cabins will be disinfected every night with chemicals which are effective for more than 24 hours.
Ryanair to return to some normal schedules from 1 July
In addition, the carrier will require all passengers flying in July and August to complete a form when they check-in, stating how long their visit will be and where they are staying.
This information will be provided to EU governments to “help them to monitor any isolation regulations they require of visitors on intra-EU flights”, said Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson.
As Ryanair official noted, it is important for the company’s customers and staff that carrier return to some normal schedules from 1 July onwards. Across Europe, governments have implemented the easing of a four-month lockdown to limit the spread of the COVID-19 infection.
“After four months, it is time to get Europe flying again so we can reunite friends and families, allow people to return to work and restart Europe’s tourism industry, which provides so many millions of jobs,” Mr Wilson added.