Baa, I could murder a holiday. After months in lockdown, jetting away on a plane seems like the ideal situation – sipping a nice cool beer on the beach and deciding what to have for tea. All things that seem far off in the distance… Or so we thought.
Things seem to be returning to normal at a much faster rate than expected. Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson has revealed that he’s pleased with how other European governments are removing “travel restrictions and scrap ineffective quarantines”, announcing today that the business would be operating at 40% during July.
Mr Wilson said: “Irish and British families, who have been subject to lockdown for the last 10 weeks, can now look forward to booking their much-needed family holiday to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and other Mediterranean destinations, for July & Aug before the schools return in Sept.”
With new safety measures now in place that requires staff and passengers to wear masks in airport terminals and on the aircraft, the airline says it will be offering daily flights from 1 July with discounts for those people who book before the 28 May.
Passengers can fly from Ireland, Britain, Belgium, Holland and Germany to the likes of Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus in just over five weeks – with these countries in particular scrapping the mandatory quarantine period so visitors can enjoy their holiday as soon as they step off the plane.