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easyJet gets started again in Germany – flights to hundreds of summer destinations resumed / Airline resumes operations in Germany today from Berlin with 39 routes

01.07.20 12:30

easyJet will resume almost three-quarters of its routes by August. The airline is planning to operate up to five aircraft from Schönefeld and up to four from Tegel. This means that 39 routes will be flown in the first half of July. This should increase to around 50 routes in the course of the summer.

Customers have the choice between flights to city and beach destinations. These include the metropolises of Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam. Crete is also on the programme for the first time in Germany. Other sunny destinations such as Tenerife, Faro and Fuerteventura also entice travellers from Germany.

Stephan Erler, Country Manager Germany at easyJet: “We are pleased to be able to finally get started again. To begin with, our destinations will be those in high demand, for example, the Greek Islands, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, as well as the Balearic Islands/Canary Islands and mainland Spain. City destinations such as Paris, Amsterdam, Basel, London, Copenhagen and others are gradually being added. We recommend that all guests use our booking platform at www.easyJet.com to find out about the choice of destinations to fascinating places in Europe as well as the current processes on board.”

Prof. Dr. Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “We are pleased that our largest customer is back in Schönefeld and Tegel with almost 40 connections. The airline is once again connecting the capital region with Europe with this wide range of offers. Major European metropolises are once again reliably accessible and flights are flying to Europe’s popular holiday regions once more. This is important and good for the airport location, the economy and tourism in the region.”

The new hygiene measures already announced continue to apply. These include additional cleaning and disinfection procedures for aircraft cabins. They complete existing everyday aircraft cleaning procedures. Each aircraft is subjected daily to a disinfection process that provides surface protection against viruses for at least 24 hours.

Measures on board

All passengers over the age of six and the crew are obliged to wear masks on board at all times. When the first flights are resumed, the bistro and boutique service will not be available. Furthermore, additional protective equipment, such as masks, gloves and hand disinfectants, are carried on all flights to ensure that they are always available on board for customers and crew if required. easyJet aircraft are already equipped with the latest filter technology. This includes highly effective particulate filters or HEPA filters, like those used in hospitals. These can intercept 99.97% of airborne contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, and fresh air is channelled into the cabin every 3-4 minutes and passed through these filters.

Measures at the airport

The airport company in Berlin has implemented numerous measures at both airports to ensure safe and reliable arrivals and departures from Schönefeld and Tegel airports. These include:

  • Distance markings on the floor at the check-in areas, security checkpoints and baggage claim
  • Plexiglas partitions at check-in and boarding counters as well as at security checkpoints and passport control
  • Contactless hand sanitiser dispensers at security checkpoints and waiting areas as well as wipe dispensers at self-check-in counters to additionally disinfect displays and handles
  • Travellers receive up-to-date information on distancing and hygiene rules via the monitors and announcements in the terminals

Furthermore, passengers are asked to prepare for their flight and their time at the airport at home more than ever before, to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth, and to diligently comply with the applicable distancing and hygiene rules.
Furthermore, easyJet customers at both airports have the option of checking in their baggage independently using the automatic baggage check-in facilities. Ground staff and cabin crew will not come into contact with customer documents during boarding, therefore, customers are asked to present and scan their own documents themselves. easyJet already recommends that all customers use online check-in and download their boarding pass to their smartphone or print out their own boarding pass before arriving at the airport.

Social Distancing:

It will enable customers to comply with distancing rules at the airport, at the gates and when boarding the aircraft. Cabin crew will ask customers to take seats at a suitable distance from other passengers wherever possible on board.

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About easyJet

Europe’s leading airline easyJet offers a unique and successful combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s central airports, a very good price-performance ratio and friendly service.

easyJet offers more of the most popular European routes than any other airline. Over 300 million Europeans live less than an hour’s drive from an easyJet airport.

easyJet considers itself a responsible and sustainable company, employing its staff in eight countries throughout Europe with local employment contracts in accordance with national regulations and trade union recognition. The airline supports a variety of local charities and also maintains a partnership with UNICEF, which has raised over GBP 13 million for vulnerable children since its launch in 2012.

easyJet takes sustainability seriously and is the first big airline to operate all flights with zero net emissions by offsetting the CO2 emissions caused by fuel combustion on all flights. The airline sees this as an interim measure until new technologies are available. In the meantime, the airline is investing in the latest technology, focusing on efficient operations and flying with a high proportion of filled seats. By doing so, easyJet has reduced its carbon emissions per passenger for every kilometre flown by more than a third (33.67%) since 2000 and is on the right track to achieving its target of a 38% reduction by 2022.

Innovation is in easyJet’s blood – from its launch nearly 25 years ago, when easyJet revolutionised air travel, to today, when we lead the way in digitalisation, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel easier and more affordable for our passengers.

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