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easyJet says to restart flights on June 15

easyJet PLC (LON:EZJ) has announced that it will resume flights on June 15 on routes where there is sufficient demand to run a profitable service.

A small number of flights will restart initially, the airline said, and comprise mainly domestic routes in the UK and France.

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Customers and all crew will be required to wear face masks, said the airline, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitiser will be available onboard and initially there will be no onboard food service.

Further routes will be added as demand increases and lockdown measures across Europe are relaxed, the statement said.

Johan Lundgren, easyJets chief executive, added: "I am really pleased that we will be returning to flying in the middle of June. These are small and carefully planned steps that we are taking to gradually resume operations."

Lundgren added that the safety measures will remain in place for as long as is needed.

"Domestic routes represented only a small proportion of easyJets pre-Covid-19 network so this is only a small step forward, but with lockdown measures being relaxed in Europe, the network should recover swiftly over July and August," analysts at Peel Hunt commented.

On Friday, shareholders scheduled to hold a general meeting called by founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who holds a 34% stake in the low-cost carrier.

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