Budget airline Ryanair has claimed people “can now look forward to booking their much needed family holiday” with Europe beginning to reopen its borders.
The flights operator is planning to run 40% of its usual July schedule after Spain announced visitor restrictions would be lifted from July – following in the footsteps of Italy, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus.
Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said the company welcomed how European governments were proceeding to “remove travel restrictions and scrap ineffective quarantines.”
Mr. Wilson commented: “Irish and British families, who have been subject to lockdown for the last 10 weeks, can now look forward to booking their much needed family holiday to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and other Mediterranean destinations, for July & Aug before the schools return in Sept.”
The airline says it will be offering up to 1,000 daily flights from 1 July and offering discounts to those who buy tickets before 28 May as an inclination to book.
Ryanair has also announced the introduction of new health measures during travel – with all passengers and crew members required to wear masks in airport terminals and on board aircrafts.
Daily flights are expected to take off from Ireland, Britain, Belgium, Holland and Germany to the “key holiday airports” of Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus in just over five weeks.