Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air has resumed a portion of its flights from London’s Luton airport today, reports said online.
While the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to advise against all non-essential foreign travel, Wizz Air plans to operate 10 per cent of its scheduled flights for passengers with essential journeys.
The flight schedule will be to selected airports in Europe, including Budapest, Burgas, Lisbon, Sofia, Tenerife, Tel Aviv and Varna, subject to no further restrictions. The airline had planned to resume flights to Romania but authorities in Bucharest have extended their lockdown restrictions.
Wizz Air has resumed flights from London Luton airport after implementing new Covid-19 guidelines for staff and passengers. The airline will operate these flights with strict health and safety measures due to ongoing social distancing regulations, including new physical distancing for passengers while boarding. The flights will be disinfected overnight, and cabin crew will hand out sanitising wipes to passengers and will be required to wear masks and gloves on all flights.
Wizz Air UK’s managing director, Owain Jones reportedly said: ‘As we restart selected Luton flights to provide an essential service to passengers who need to travel, our primary concern is the health, safety and well-being of our customers and crew. The protective measures that we are implementing will ensure the most sanitary conditions possible.
‘We encourage our customers to watch our new video on how to stay safe when travelling, as well as for more details on our new health and safety measures.’