EasyJet flights take off again for the first time since March as passengers eye summer holidays

Passengers and crew are required to wear masks, aircraft are regularly deep-cleaned, and disinfection wipes and hand sanitiser are being made available. Asked if he would be anxious about his health if the plane is full, he replied: “I would feel 100% safe.The recommendations that we’ve implemented have been defined together with international regulators and also our own company’s medical doctors and expertise.” The Airbus A321neo - easyJet’s largest aircraft - can seat 235 passengers. Despite the 14-day quarantine policy and current travel restrictions imposed in the UK, Lundgren said he believed summer holidays will be possible. He went on: “We would hope and would be really looking forward to restrictions being either lifted, or air bridges put in place where it made sense to do so, allowing UK customers as well as people in the rest of Europe to be able to go on a holiday.” Air bridges would involve travellers arriving from countries where the risk of being infected by coronavirus is deemed to be low to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days.