EasyJet Plane Departs Belfast as Airline Restarts Operations After 11 Weeks on the Ground

EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said he would feel “100 percent safe” flying on full planes as the airline resumed a limited number of flights on June 15, after an 11-week hiatus.

EasyJet said all passengers would be required to wear face masks, and that its planes would undergo additional cleaning.

Social distancing will not be practiced on board, the airline said, but “where possible, crew will invite customers to sit at distance from customers not in their party where seats are available.”

Speaking on Bloomberg TV, Lundgren said EasyJet would be operating 310 flights from June 15. He said the airline was aiming to be operating on 50 percent of its routes by July.

Video here shows the first EasyJet flight leaving Belfast International Airport for Liverpool on June 15. Credit: Belfast Airport via Storyful

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