STOBART Air will recommence flights from Cork Airport in early August.
The company has announced this morning that its Aer Lingus Regional routes from Cork to Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester will be back in the air from August 1.
The resumption follows advice from the the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
Andy Jolly, Managing Director at Stobart Air said: “Passengers can be assured that enhanced health and safety measures in accordance with European Aviation Safety Agency, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control guidance are now in place to protect them, our staff, and our airline partners.”
Among the new measures will be" significantly enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures on all aircraft after every flight, in addition to a deep clean sanitisation overnight", according to the company.
Face masks will also be mandatory, with the exception of small children.
The company adds: "it is recommended that these are worn from the time passengers enter the departure airport to the time they leave their destination airport. In-flight services will be suspended to reduce interaction between Stobart Air cabin crew and passengers. Requirement for in-flight services will be reviewed in line with passenger demand."
At the boarding gate, customers will scan their own boarding card and show their passport or ID to the staff member, making this process contactless.