Ryanair is planning to resume 40% of its schedule in July which would see the carrier operating approximately 1000 flights per day and 90% of its network.
Since restrictions came in mid-March Ryanair have been operating a daily schedule of approx. 30 flights between Ireland, UK and Europe. From July they are hoping to restart flights to most of their 80 bases in Europe.
This announcement is dependent on travel restrictions being lifted across Europe and the airline would need to collect passenger data at check-in such as the duration of their trip and final destination. This information would be given to EU governments to help monitor any isolation regulations.
Ryanair is also changing some services which will include fewer checked bags, requiring passengers to check-in online and downloading boarding passes to smart phones as well as undergoing temperature checks at airport entry and wearing face masks at all times in the terminal and on board aircraft.
Ryanair say that all of their aircraft are fitted with HEPA air filters similar to those used in critical hospital wards and all aircraft interior surfaces are disinfected every night with chemicals that are effective for 24 hours. Social distancing at airports and on-board aircraft will be encouraged where possible.
Cabin crew will wear face masks and there will be a limited inflight service of pre-packed snacks and drinks. All on-board transactions will be through contactless payment.
Toilets will only be available to individual passengers on request. Ryanair encourages passengers to regularly hand wash and use hand sanitisers at airport terminals.