On Tuesday 12 May, Ryanair announced plans to return to 40% of normal flight schedules from Wed 1 July 2020, subject to Government restrictions on intra-EU flights being lifted.
Since the Covid-19 flight restrictions in mid-March, the low fares airline has been operating a skeleton daily schedule of 30 flights between Ireland, the UK and Europe. From early July, Ryanair says it will restart flying from most of its 80 bases across Europe.
"There will be fewer daily/weekly frequencies on trunk routes, as Ryanair works to restore some services on the widest number of routes, rather than operating high frequency services on a small number," the airline says.
The company is encouraging passengers to observe health measures to limit the Covid-19 virus. These include undergoing temperature checks at airport entry and wearing face masks/coverings at all times in the terminal and on board aircraft.
"Social distancing at airports and onboard aircraft will be encouraged where it is possible," the airline emphasizes.
Toilet available "upon request"
On board its aircraft, Ryanair cabin crew will wear face masks/coverings and a limited inflight service will be offered.
"Queuing for toilets will also be prohibited on board although toilet access will be made available to individual passengers upon request," says the airline without specifying further details. Ryanair encourages passengers to regularly hand wash and use hand sanitizers in airport terminals.
The airline also intends to "require all passengers flying in July and August to fill in details (at the point of check in) of how long their planned visit will be, and also their address while visiting another EU country."
The company claims this contact information "will be provided to EU Governments to help them to monitor any isolation regulations they require of visitors on intra-EU flights."