Ryanair reveals five-step safety plan for passengers on its summer 2020 flights
Ryanair has revealed the rules each passenger will be expected to adhere to this summer in a five-step guide.
The low-cost carrier has announced plans to restore 40% of its flight schedule from July 1 - but it has introduced a number of safety measures to protect its staff and customers.
Subject to travel restrictions being lifted, the airline will operate nearly 1,000 flights a day, restoring nearly all of its route network.
Ryanair has broken down their safe flying guide into five steps - 'Before you fly', 'At the airport', 'When boarding', 'Onboard' and 'When you land'.
Here is Ryanair's step-by-step plan of what you will be required to do on each stop of your journey with the airline:
Before you fly
– Check in online, download your boarding pass and where possible choose Priority & 2 Cabin Bags to keep your luggage with you.
– Remember to check your temperature before travelling. It may be checked again at the airport. If you do not pass this, you will be asked to return home.
– Wear a face mask/covering at all times, both in the airport and onboard your flight.
At the airport
– If you are checking a bag, use our automated kiosk and deposit your bag at the bag drop desk
– Use Fast Track where possible to limit your queuing time at security.
– Make sure to use hand sanitiser or hand wash as you pass through the airport, and where possible maintain some distance from other passengers.
– Please don’t queue at boarding gates as priority passengers will be boarded first. There should be no dwelling in boarding stairwells or air bridges.
– Have your passport open and scan your boarding pass to limit your contact.
– Keep your face mask/covering on at all times. Crew will also be wearing face masks
– All aircraft are professionally cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis which is effective for over 24 hours.
– Aircraft are fitted with state of the art air filtration systems which operate to hospital standards.
– Ryanaur will have a limited inflight service onboard flights, consisting of wrapped snacks and drinks and sales will be cashless to limit physical contact.
When you land
– On arrival, please keep your face mask on until you have left the airport terminal. Try to maintain social distancing as you pass through the airport and at the baggage carousel if you are collecting a bag.
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary said he planned to sell as many seats as possible this summer.
"The business only functions when we can sell most of the seats on most of the flights," he told BBC Breakfast on Tuesday.
"We accept in July and August that the load factors will be lower than that, but we don't need social distancing.
"In fact, the government has already recommended that where social distancing isn't possible, wear face masks.
"That is the effective measure against the spread of Covid-19, not the ineffective measures like a 14-day isolation that nobody will observe anyway."