Etihad Airways and Emirates
The planes of foreign carriers are gradually returning to the sky. A number of Asian carriers and Arab airlines - Etihad Airways and Emirates - have already resumed flights.
Turkish Airlines, Czech Airlines, Air France, Ryanair
Turkish Airlines has also prepared a plan to resume passenger traffic from June, and many European airlines, including Air France, the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, which plans to resume flights from July 1, Czech Airlines, has decided to begin a phased restoration of flights with other countries from May 18. Also recently announced plans to resume flights and the Lufthansa Group.
From June 1, Lufthansa plans to double the number of flights (as reported by ATOR with reference to the official release of the Lufthansa Group), reduced to a minimum due to restrictions in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Lufthansa and its subsidiaries Swiss and Eurowings will resume flights to 106 destinations. For this, an additional 80 more aircraft will be involved; in total, 160 aircraft will be operated in the group of companies in the summer schedule.
From June, Lufthansa passengers will have access to the following flights:
- to Mallorca
- German island of Sylt
- to the Greek island of Crete
- Eurowings will start expanding its flights to Mallorca in May. The planes will fly to the Spanish island from five airports in Germany.
- At the same time, all travelers will be required to comply with the rules of entry and sanitary and epidemiological standards, including the mandatory wearing of a mask during the flight.
- The company noted that the decision to resume flights and increase the number of flights is a reaction to the growing demand of residents for travel after the relaxation of restrictions in Germany and the rules of entry to other European countries.
Strong recommendations from governments
Meanwhile, as experts note, probably until June 14, while Germany has an urgent recommendation from the government to abandon optional tourist trips around the world, the board will be filled mainly by passengers leaving Germany for business purposes, or private (visiting relatives, urgent court cases, humanitarian reasons, etc.).
Russia was not included in the list for the next 1.5 months
On the websites of the Lufthansa group of companies, like many other foreign carriers, the schedule of international flights has already appeared. As for Russia, almost no one has it on the schedule yet, at least for the next 1.5 months.
Flights from Moscow to Dubai
Monitoring of airlines' websites showed that, for example, Emirates is ready to resume flights with the Russian capital from July 1, and on June 26 it is possible to book a ticket from Moscow to Dubai on Fly Dubai. Singapore Airlines also plans to deliver flights to Moscow from July 1.