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Ryanair to launch 1,000 daily flights by July with routes to Spain, Greece and Portugal from £12.99

RYANAIR is set to launch 1,000 daily flights by July, with routes to popular destinations including Spain, Greece and Portugal.

The low-cost airline will restart routes to Europe from July 1.

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Ryanair is launching 1,000 daily flights with the new routes to Europe starting from £12.99
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Ryanair is launching 1,000 daily flights with the new routes to Europe starting from £12.99Credit: Reuters

While limited flights have continued through the pandemic, primarily for repatriation, its usual flight schedule will restart by the summer holidays.

There will be fewer daily/weekly frequencies on some routes, as Ryanair works to restore some services on the widest number of routes, rather than operating high frequency services on a small number.

Flights can now be booked from July onwards, with flights to Spain and France starting from £12.99 each way.

Other routes include Portugal, Malta and Poland.

However, the sale is only available until May 31, so you will have to be quick.

New rules will also be implemented for travellers to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

New health guidelines will be in place as the airline announces flights will include Portugal, Malta and Poland along with Spain and Greece
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New health guidelines will be in place as the airline announces flights will include Portugal, Malta and Poland along with Spain and GreeceCredit: PA:Press Association

Passengers will be encouraged to check in fewer bags and check in online by downloading boarding passes to their smartphone.

Temperature checks will be conducted at airport entry and wearing face masks or coverings at all times in the terminal and on board aircraft.

Anyone who doesn't pass the temperature check will be removed from the terminal, and masks will be given to those who don't have them.

Cabin crew will be offering a limited trolley service with pre-packaged snacks and drinks, but customers will only be able to pay for items with cards.

Queuing for toilets will also be banned, with passengers having to ask flight attendants for access to the bathrooms.

New guidelines for Ryanair flights

Face masks / covering worn by passengers and cabin crew

Fewer checked bags encouraged

Passengers to check in online

Passengers to download boarding pass onto phone

Temperature checks at airport entry

Aircraft fitted with HEPA air filters

All aircraft interior surfaces are disinfected every night with chemicals

Social distancing at airports and onboard aircraft encouraged where possible

Limited trolley service onboard with just pre-packaged snacks and drinks

Food and drink paid for by card only

Queuing for plane toilets will also be banned - passengers have to ask to use loo

Passengers asked to regularly wash hands and use hand sanitisers

The airline previously said: "Ryanair, Europe's largest low fares airline, today announced plans to return to 40 per cent of normal flight schedules from Wednesday 1 July 2020, subject to Government restrictions on intra-EU flights being lifted, and effective public health measures being put in place at airports.

"Ryanair will operate a daily flight schedule of almost 1,000 flights from most of its 80 bases across Europe, restoring 90 per cent of its pre-Covid-19 route network."

Holidaymakers should also be aware that travel warnings could change at the last minute, resulting in closed borders or cancelled flights.

Currently, the UK is enforcing a 14-day quarantine on anyone returning to the country, while other destinations are implementing similar measures.

British Airways also hopes to resume flights by July, although warned that the mandatory 14-day quarantine may force it to postpone.

EasyJet hopes to restart its flight schedule as soon as June 15.

However this will primarily be domestic flights, with only Gatwick to Nice as an international route.

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary states 40% of his flights will be back from July 1st

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