EasyJet has resumed flights to and from eight UK airports today, with the first departure leaving Gatwick for Glasgow.
Services will be operating to and from Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Belfast on mainly domestic routes. The carrier is also resuming operations at 22 airports across Europe.
The majority of flights during June will be on domestic routes, with the airline planning to fly around 50% of its 1,022 routes in July increasing to around 75% in August. However, reduced frequency means only around 30% of normal July to September capacity will operate.
EasyJet plans to operate from all its UK airports in July and August, with routes covering Spain and other holiday destinations.
EasyJet said passengers “will be able to practice social distancing in the airports, at gates and during boarding”. However, it said only that onboard, “where possible, customers may be able to sit at distance where seats are available”.
The airline’s chief executive Johan Lundgren, said: “I am really pleased to be re-launching our flights and welcoming customers back onboard today.
"While we are starting with a small number of flights this will build over the coming weeks to cover around 75% of our network by August. This is good news for customers wanting to go on their planned holiday over the summer or wishing to book a break away.”