Easyjet starts flying again from Portugal

  • Lusa
  • 1 July 2020

EasyJet started flying on 51 of the 64 routes of the four main airports in Portugal (Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Funchal).

EasyJet started flying with two-thirds of its crew (pilots and cabin staff) on 51 of the 64 routes of the four main airports in Portugal – Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Funchal, the company said on Wednesday.

Easyjet destinations from Portuguese airports are France, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg and Italy and will be less frequent, about 80% to 92% of the routes that usually serve Portugal in the summer months, the airline said in a statement.

Overall, easyJet plans to fly 50% of its 1,022 routes in July and 75% in August, although with a lower frequency equivalent to about 30% of normal capacity from July to September.

“Today we recover 80% of our routes and bring to our passengers 2/3 of our crew. We couldn’t be happier because we are going to travel on most of our routes throughout Europe, which means that customers can still reach their chosen destination for this year’s summer vacation,” said easyJet Portugal’s director general, José Lopes.

EasyJet began flights on June 15 and has implemented a series of measures designed in conjunction with the aviation authorities, EASA and ICAO to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers and crew, said José Lopes, adding that “these measures also include improved cleaning and disinfection of aircraft and the requirement that passengers and crew wear masks.