Ryanair to restore 40% of flights from July 1 – but passengers face coronavirus temperature checks – The Sun

RYANAIR will have 40 per cent of its flight schedule back and running from July 1.

All passengers will have to wear face masks and have temperature checks before flying.

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The airline said: "Ryanair, Europe's largest low fares airline, today announced plans to return to 40% of normal flight schedules from Wednesday 1 July 2020, subject to Government restrictions on intra-EU flights being lifted, and effective public health measures being put in place at airports.

"Ryanair will operate a daily flight schedule of almost 1,000 flights from most of its 80 bases across Europe, restoring 90% of its pre-Covid-19 route network."

Since flight restrictions began in mid-March, Ryanair has been operating a skeleton daily schedule of 30 flights between Ireland, the UK and 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.

Passengers will be encouraged to check in fewer bags and check in online – downloading boarding pass to the passenger smart phone – as well as undergoing temperature checks at airport entry and wearing face masks or coverings at all times in the terminal and on board aircraft.

In a statement released today, Ryanair said that all of their aircraft are fitted with HEPA air filters and that all interior surfaces of the plane would be disinfected every night with chemicals.

The airline also said that social distancing at airports and onboard aircraft would be encouraged where it is possible, although Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has already warned the low-budget carrier won’t fly if it is required to keep the middle seat empty.

It comes as ministers revealed a fresh five-step plan to try and keep all workplaces safe from coronavirus yesterday.

New ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines are now available to UK employers to help them get their businesses back up and running and workplaces operating as safely as possible.

Boris Johnson said yesterday he wants more people to start going back to work if they can't do their jobs from home.

In heaps of paperwork published online on the Goverment website this evening, ministers put out eight documents for firms from offices to takeaways to follow to stop their employees spreading the bug to others.

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