easyJet has announced a further beefing up of its schedule, presumably with more knowledge than we have about the new ‘travel corridors’ and ‘air bridges’ to be announced on Monday.
The current plan is to quickly bulk up to 500 flights per day across its European network, starting from 1st July. For comparison, it is only operating around 45 flights per day this week.
As part of this plan, flights are now on sale from:
- London Luton
- London Stansted
….. for the first time since March, as well as on new routes from London Gatwick, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Belfast.
It is also relaunching flights from the Netherlands and Germany.
easyJet will operate 75% of its routes in August
easyJet states that it will be running 50% of its routes in July, increasing to 75% in August.
This is NOT the same as running 75% of its usual flights, however. Sharply reduced frequencies mean that it will only be running 30% of its usual capacity.
In a statement, easyJet said:
“We are really pleased to be relaunching even more of our flights from July 1 and starting to get customers away on their much-needed summer holidays.
“With so many families travelling over the peak summer 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.
“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.”
I’m not sure if it’s just me, however, but the new easyJet child face masks look a bit disturbing: