Coronavirus : easyJet ready to relaunch from the 15 June - The Point

The aircraft of easyJet will be able to take off. The british company Thursday announced may 21 that it plans to resume some flights from the 15th of June, prim

Coronavirus : easyJet ready to relaunch from the 15 June - The Point

The aircraft of easyJet will be able to take off. The british company Thursday announced may 21 that it plans to resume some flights from the 15th of June, primarily on journeys " inside the United Kingdom and France ", with sanitary measures on board. "A small number of flights will resume on routes where we believe there is sufficient demand to be profitable ", says in a press release the carrier " low cost ", including almost all of the aircraft is at a standstill at the moment because of the outbreak of coronavirus, which has paralyzed the traffic in the world. "The additional trips will be announced in the coming weeks, as the demand increases and the containment measures in Europe are being eased," says the company.

Its rival " low-cost irish Ryanair had spoken of a recovery from July. British Airways has mentioned July, but his boss Willie Walsh has estimated that these plans could be thwarted by the quarantine measures that intends to impose on the british government to travellers arriving from abroad. EasyJet will introduce on-board measures of health and safety : wearing of masks, disinfection improved performance of the devices, sanitizers and wipes are antibacterial, and not of food served in a first time.

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The aviation sector, one of the most affected by the pandemic Covid-19

The international air transport Association (Iata) had said a few days ago that it was considering the resumption of domestic flights in June, and continental as early as July, with a health protocol which must be presented at the end of the month. The Iata anticipates the resumption of intercontinental flights in the last quarter as part of a plan that must do to relaunch the airline sector. The organization is considering including a declaration of health on arrival at the airport, the temperature controls or pre-packaged foods.

The aviation sector is one of the hardest hit by the pandemic of sars coronavirus and the number of companies struggling for their survival, including Virgin Atlantic in the United Kingdom or the German Lufthansa. Many have announced thousands of job losses : 3 000 in Ryanair or Virgin Atlantic, 12 000 in British Airways. The engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce Wednesday announced to reduce its workforce by at least 9 000 people because of the collapse of the commercial air traffic.

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