relaxation of travel restrictions, Wizz Air has restarted operations from
Doncaster Sheffield Airport starting July 1, with the first flights operating
to Riga, Krakow and Vilnius.
airline, Wizz Air serves a number of popular European cities and holiday
destinations with low cost fares. Wizz Air’s flight timetable will be in strict
adherence of government advice and more routes will soon be added to the list
of available flights from DSA, as the Government and Foreign & Commonwealth
Office (FCO) relax current legislation and restrictions on international
travel. Customers with existing bookings will be able to travel, and those
looking to book a holiday will be able to do so now.
Director of Operations at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: ‘We’re so happy to
welcome back Wizz Air passengers to DSA, getting their holiday and travel plans
back on track.
‘Wizz is a valued
partner of Doncaster Sheffield Airport and we are proud to be one of their UK
bases. We celebrated 4 million passengers last year and look forward to
welcoming many more now that operations have restarted.’
In ensuring the safety and well-being of customers and colleagues, Doncaster Sheffield Airport continues to strictly follow all guidance from Public Health England and the relevant authorities. Personal protective equipment packs will on sale for £5 on entry to the airport. These will include two face masks, two packs of anti-bacterial wipes, and two sets of Vinyl gloves.
terminal building, the safety measures include social distancing, the use of
safety screens, hand sanitiser stations and an enhanced cleaning programme.
Passengers and staff will be asked to wear face coverings at the airport and to
follow the latest public information displays.
the UK regional airline, will resume services from Southampton Airport,
including to Aberdeen, Belfast City, Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds
Bradford and Teesside later this month.
June 22, the Humberside Airport-based airline will commence a daily weekday
service to Belfast City, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen, while services to
Leeds Bradford and Teesside will be introduced on Monday June 29 and Dublin services
will commence on Thursday July 23. Frequency of services will be increased as
appropriate through July, August and September to help restore the business and
leisure connections. The flights are on sale through www.easternairways.com
Eastern Airways’ General Manager Commercial & Operations, said: ‘We are
pleased to announce that our Southampton flights are returning from 22nd June
with a carefully considered initial frequency to support the major regions of
the UK and ensure regional connectivity returns given its vital role in
recovering economic prosperity. We will continue to increase frequency
including the return of weekend services as demand returns along with adding
new routes to our network. All services will ensure the safest procedures for
our customer care are offered in conjunction with our airport partners.’
Managing Director at Southampton Airport, said: ‘As we restore airport
operations, we are absolutely delighted to welcome back Eastern Airways,
providing vital connectivity across the UK, and enabling the recovery of
collapse of Flybe, Eastern Airways had stepped in to ensure regional
connectivity from Southampton on an expanding network prior to the Covid-19
As part of new
safety measures in light of COVID-19, Eastern Airways’ usual complimentary
on-board service will be limited to enable reduced customer contact. A full
anti-bacterial wipe down of all touch points between every service operated and
a comprehensive night-stop sanitisation will be implemented. All fares will
include 15kg of complimentary hold baggage as part of the service.
International Airport has announced that scheduled flights will resume
operating from the airport on June 1, 2020.
Loganair will commence six flights per week to Aberdeen and KLM five flights
per week to Amsterdam. In the second half of June, easyJet will operate up to
four flights a week to Belfast, Eastern Airways up to six flights per week to
Aberdeen and double-daily weekday flights to Southampton. Loganair will add an
additional six flights per week to Southampton and Air France up to five
flights every week to Paris.
Ryanair is also
expected to commence two flights per week to Alicante. Further flights are
scheduled to begin operating throughout July and August.
The airport has
also announced a number of measures that will help provide a safe environment
for passengers and staff. The airport’s Ten Point Plan include: deter people
with COVID-19 symptoms, or those who have self-isolating members in the
household, from coming to airport; operate car parks without any human touch
point; undertake a trial of temperature testing technology; make face masks
mandatory within the terminal building; allow only passengers and staff to
enter the terminal; ensure intensive cleaning and hygiene regime throughout the
building; enforce two metre social distancing where possible; make sure no
shops or restaurants are in operation at the airport, offer COVID-19 prevention
training for all customer facing staff as well as establish certain specific
measures to ensure the safety of all staff.
Nick Jones, Chief
Executive of Newcastle International Airport said ‘This has been a very
challenging period for aviation so it is pleasing that we are now taking
cautious and carefully planned steps forward. We will continue to work with the
government, our airlines and other business partners to ensure our customers
and employees are as safe as possible.
critical to kick starting the economy so to have airlines ready to restore
connectivity is positive news for both the Airport and the wider North East’
International Airport added that it is expecting government guidance for
aviation in the near future and will update any measures in line with this