Austrian Airlines has announced that it will restart its regularly scheduled flights on 15 June 2020, following a grounding that lasted nearly 90 days. The first week will see 27 routes open, including London, Paris and Brussels, rising to 37 destinations the following week.Long-haul routes could follow in July, says CCO
Airlines will have to address passengers’ fears of contamination in the cabin when commercial flying resumes. This work should include updating their amenities and inflight offerings and considering the seatback pocket and inflight magazines
The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) supports several key measures to ensure the safety of passengers and industry personnel as airlines begin to restart operations.
A collaborative and co-ordinated approach by industry, member states and relevant stakeholders is required instead of imposing quarantines that will only delay the restart