Brussels Airlines to resume restricted flight operations from June 15

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Brussels Airlines has announced that it is preparing to introduce a limited flight schedule from June 15. The Belgian carrier expects to announce the first destinations next week, noting that both business and leisure routes will be included. These are expected to include destinations in Germany, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

The move comes after being grounded for more than seven weeks due to the Covid-19 crisis. The airline said it will be using a phased approach whereby the number of flights on offer will be increased as and when it sees a sufficient rise in demand and future travel restrictions allow.

While preparing its restart, the airline moved to reassure its customers and staff by stating that it “will put in place every health protection measure necessary” to protect them during their journey. These will include additional disinfection of the aircraft and the use of mouth masks, but it said that “several other measures are being evaluated together with the authorities.”