easyJet’s operations will begin as of 15 June. Passengers and crew onboard aircraft will be required to wear face masks and aircraft will undergo frequent cleaning and disinfectant operations.
“When more restrictions are lifted the schedule will continue to build over time to match demand,” said EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren.
Like easyJet, Ryanair and IAG have also announced plans to begin operations again by July. Ryanair detailed that it plans to restart 40 per cent of its flights up again in July (around 1,000 flights per day).
easyJet also recently admitted that nine million of its customers had been victims of a cyber breach, which saw customers’ email addresses and travel details stolen, as well as 2,208 customers having also had their credit card details ‘accessed’.
The breach is currently being investigated by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
"People have a right to expect that organisations will handle their personal information securely and responsibly,” the ICO said. “When that doesn't happen, we will investigate and take robust action where necessary."
easyJet asserts that there is no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused. “However, on the recommendation of the ICO, we are communicating with the approximately nine million customers whose travel details were accessed to advise them of protective steps to minimise any risk of potential phishing,” the firm said.