Flights to resume at Newcastle Airport next week as team reveals safety plan to protect passengers and staff
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Ahead of the flights next week, the airport team has also revealed a 10-point plan of safety measures to protect both passengers and staff at the site.
In the second half of June, EasyJet will start up to four weekly flights to Belfast, Eastern Airways up to six flights per week to Aberdeen and double-daily weekday flights to Southampton.
Loganair will then 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 launch two flights per week to Alicante.
Further flights are scheduled to begin operating throughout July and August.
Newcastle Airport’s 10-point plan will help to provide a safe environment for passengers and staff as the flight schedule gets underway.
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.
“Aviation is 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.”
These are the safety measures which will be in place at Newcastle Airport as part of the 10-point plan:
*Anyone displaying coronavirus symptoms, or who has a member of their household self-isolating, should not come to the airport
*Only car parks without human touch points will be in operation
*Trial of temperature-testing technology
*Face masks must be worn within the terminal building
*Only passengers and staff to enter the terminal.
*Intensive cleaning and hygiene regime throughout the building
*Two-metre social distancing enforced where possible.
*No shops or restaurants in operation, at least initially
*Coronavirus prevention training for all customer-facing staff.
*Specific measures to ensure the safety of all staff