easyJet resumes flights from Bristol Airport on some routes

The first easyJet flight has taken off from Bristol Airport after a 10 week hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The flight to Belfast took off at 3.45pm on 15 June in a resumption of service described as "good news for customers wanting to go on their planned holiday over the summer or wishing to book a break away" by Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager.

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The majority of flights during June will be on domestic routes and the airline pledges to open up more destinations in July and August, albeit with a lower frequency of flights to places like Paris, Barcelona, Portugal, Greece and Croatia.

Passengers and crew are required to wear face masks when travelling. Credit: PA

easyJet says a new range of additional measures are in place to help ensure customer safety and wellbeing.

The airline is undertaking enhanced aircraft disinfection. Credit: PA
  • Aircraft will be subject to a daily disinfection process which provides surface protection from viruses that lasts for at least 24 hours.

  • All passengers and crew will be required to wear masks onboard at all times.

  • No food service onboard flights.

  • Ground and cabin crew will not handle any customer documents during boarding.

  • Screens will be in place at our check in desks and at airports where auto bag drop is not available.

The carrier states that passengers will be able to practice social distancing in the airport, at gates, and during boarding.

The onboard procedure is less clearly defined in a press release, which says that "where possible, customers may be able to sit at distance where seats are available."

Watch easyJet's promotional video outlining the new measures: