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easyJet set to resume more routes from Glasgow July 1

easyJet has confirmed it will be relaunching more domestic flights from Glasgow Airport from 1 July.

As well as resuming popular services to Bristol, Luton and Stansted airports, Britain’s biggest airline will also launch a new route between Glasgow and Birmingham.

Earlier this month, easyJet launched its Gatwick and Belfast International services to Glasgow Airport – the airline’s first movements since grounding its fleet at the beginning of lockdown at the end of March.

easyJet plans to fly around 50% of its 1022 routes in July increasing to around 75% in August, although with a lower frequency of flights equating to around 30% of normal July to September capacity.

During the lockdown period, the fleet of aircraft has been maintained in a flight-ready condition to enable the airline to resume flights at the right time. 

A new range of additional measures are in place to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of all customers and crew onboard. These include enhanced aircraft disinfection for easyJet aircraft; customers, cabin crew and ground crew will be required to wear masks; there will also initially be no food service onboard flights, all of which operate on a short-haul network. The measures have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities ICAO and EASA, and in line with relevant national authorities and medical advice through the airline’s chief medical adviser.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: “We are really pleased to be relaunching more flights from Scotland from 1 July and starting to get customers reunited with loved ones, back to work or away on their much-needed summer holidays.

“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.”