Passengers travelling with Ryanair will have to ask permission to use the toilet under new rules laid out by the airline.
Ryanair prepares to restart 40% of flights in July in the hope that government restrictions on travel in Europe will be lifted.
Europe’s biggest airline intends to run almost 1,000 flights a day from 1 July and to restore 90% of its pre-pandemic route network. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Ryanair was operating 2,400 flights a day. It will restart flying from most of its 80 bases across the continent.
By September, Ryanair expects to be running 60% to 70% of its normal flight schedule, depending on customer demand, said Michael O’Leary, the group chief executive.
On board the aircraft, passengers will be able to buy pre-packaged snacks and drinks, using cashless payments only. Queueing for toilets will be prohibited on board, and passengers will have to wait for permission from cabin crew to use the facilities. Physical distancing at airports and onboard will be encouraged where possible.