May 28, 2020 @ 11:19 by Chloe Holmes
Newcastle International Airport is pleased to announce that scheduled flights will resume operating from the airport on the June 1, 2020.
From Monday, 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 commence 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.
To support the return of flights, a number of measures are being introduced that will help provide a safe environment for passengers and staff.
This is the Airport’s Ten Point Plan:
1. Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms or who has a member of their household self-isolating should not come to the Airport.
2. Only car parks without human touch points will be in operation.
3. A trial of temperature testing technology will be undertaken.
4. Face masks must be worn within the terminal building.
5. Only passengers and staff to enter the terminal.
6. Intensive cleaning and hygiene regime throughout the building.
7. Two metre social distancing enforced where possible.
8. Initially, there will be no shops or restaurants in operation.
9. COVID-19 prevention training for all customer facing staff.
10. Specific measures to ensure the safety of all staff.
The Airport is expecting government guidance for aviation to be published in the near future and will update any measures in line with this guidance.
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.”
Current flight information can be found on the Airport’s website, this is being updated regularly with the latest information: https://www.newcastleairport.com/passengers/flight-information/where-can-i-fly
Further guidance on the health measures planned for passengers and FAQ’s are available here: https://www.newcastleairport.com/10pointplan