New safety measures will allow us to fly – but it won’t be like it used to.
Flights to and from the UK are first off the block with Are Lingus confirming earlier today that it is due to resume flights to destinations across the UK on July 14th.
Dublin to Edinburgh and Glasgow will be first to fly with Stobart Air (the operator behind Aer Lingus) saying that there will be enhanced safety measures in place. These new safety measures which will be mandatory across all services include face coverings for all passengers and cabin crew. There will also be enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures on all planes as well as deep cleaning of planes overnight.
At the airport Stobart Air is introducing new boarding and disembarkation procedures to reduce passenger interaction. Passengers will board and disembark the aircraft in small groups and according to seat row numbers. At the boarding gate, customers will scan their own boarding card and show their passport or ID to the staff member, making this process contactless.
Managing Director of Stobart Air Andy Jolly said: “Stobart Air is committed to providing essential connectivity between Ireland and the UK and Europe into the future, in line with government guidance.”
Other services from Dublin to UK destinations are scheduled to start from the beginning of August. Check out all routes and availability here.