easyJet resuming more flying from Belfast this Summer and puts all flights on sale for Summer 2021
easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has confirmed flying to more destinations from Belfast will resume this summer, with great value fares still available for those who want to take a well-deserved summer sun getaway this year.
In June flights began operating for the first time since the airline grounded its fleet at the end of March as a result of Covid-19 and now from August the airline will resume flying to Amsterdam and is launching flights on a new route to Dalaman in Turkey from 1 August, in addition to a range of routes already operating throughout July.
easyJet has today also put its full Summer 2021 schedule on sale so in addition to last minute deals still available for this summer, customers now have the chance to book early and make huge savings on summer holiday flights for next year.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager commented:
“We are really pleased to be able to be resuming flights from Belfast today to more destinations throughout August to get customers away on their much-needed summer holiday this year.
“Of course, the safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew remains our highest priority. This is why we have implemented a number of measures enhancing safety at each part of the journey from disinfecting the aircraft to requiring customers and crew to wear masks. These measures will remain in place for as long as is needed to ensure customers and crew are able to fly safely as the world continues to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. And with summer being so popular for families travelling with us, easyJet has teamed up with a superhero illustrator to create comic book inspired face mask covers for children flying this summer to help ease the experience for both kids and parents. Irish artist Will Sliney, best known for his work on Marvel comics Spider-Man and Star Wars, has created a range of new comic book inspired face mask covers for young easyJet flyers.
“We’re also putting even more flights on sale today for Summer next year. We’re launching Summer 2021 earlier than ever before so that customers can book early to get the best value fares on flights to hundreds of destinations across our network, and customers have more options if they want to rebook their Summer 2020 holidays.”
With flights now on sale up until 30 September 2021, customers whose travel plans have been affected by the pandemic now have more options to rebook their trip. The airline has been bringing its on-sale schedule forward throughout lockdown to provide more opportunity for customers to rebook and is continuing to offer additional flexibility for new and existing bookings to move flights without a change fee up to 14 days ahead of departure. Customers can make changes to their booking online via the Manage Bookings section on www.easyJet.com.
BIO SECURITY MEASURES:
AIRCRAFT CLEANING: The additional cleaning and disinfection procedures for aircraft cabins are on top of an existing daily aircraft cleaning schedule. Every aircraft will be subject to a daily disinfection process which provides surface protection from viruses that lasts for at least 24 hours.
ON BOARD MEASURES: All passengers and crew will be required to wear masks onboard at all times. Furthermore, all flights will be equipped with spare sanitary equipment including masks, gloves and hand sanitiser to ensure these are available to customers and crew at all times onboard, if required. easyJet’s aircraft are already fitted with state of art filtration technology. High efficiency particle arresting filters filter 99.97% of airborne contaminants in the cabin, including viruses and bacteria. These filters are the same as those used in hospitals and through them the cabin air gets replaced every 3-4 minutes.
AIRPORT MEASURES:To protect customers and ground crew in the airport, customers will be able to use our automated bag drop to check in their hold luggage and screens will be in place at our check in desks and at airports where auto bag drop is not available. Ground crew and cabin will not handle any customer documents during boarding so customers will be asked to present and scan their own documents. easyJet already encourages all customers to check in online and download their boarding pass onto their smart phone or to print their own boarding passes before arriving at the airport. Our ground crew will also wear gloves and masks.
Further recommendations for airports indicate there may also be measures in places at airports such as wearing masks, self-declaration health forms to be completed ahead of departure, and temperature screening. The airline is working with all airports where it operates to understand what measures will be in place to protect customers.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Customers will be able to practice social distancing in the airports, at gates and during boarding. Onboard, and where possible, customers may be able to sit at distance where seats are available.
easyJet will continue to work with the relevant national authorities to review and assess what measures are required in the longer term.
The airline has launched a video outlining the new measures that will be in place for customers’ wellbeing as well as a video for customers to help navigate the new measures with confidence when they travel.
easyJet has also teamed up with a superhero illustrator to create comic book inspired face mask covers for children flying this summer to help ease the experience for both kids and parents. Irish artist Will Sliney, best known for his work on Marvel comics Spider-Man and Star Wars, has created a range of new comic book inspired face mask covers for young easyJet flyers.
For more information on available flights and to book visit easyJet.com.