Airports set to relaunch as Lockdown lifts

Airlines are preparing to restart flights from the region’s airports as lockdown lifts.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has confirmed its largest airline, Wizz Air will be restarting operations on 1st July with TUI expected to resume flights in August.

While in West Yorkshire, Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus regional routes, has confirmed it will resume flights between Dublin and Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) from 1st August. The schedule will see the airline operate daily flight, with two flights taking place on Fridays. Frequency will further improve from 1st September, when there will be an additional second daily flight each weekday.

However as airlines beginning to take flight once more, passengers will be required to follow the latest guidance from Public Health England, which will see mandatory face coverings as well as staggered boarding and disembarking to ensure social distancing.

Dee Thomas, Director of Operations at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said “We’re so happy to welcome back Wizz Air passengers to DSA, getting their holiday and travel plans back on track.

“Wizz is a valued partner of Doncaster Sheffield Airport and we are proud to be one of their UK bases. We celebrated 4 million passengers last year and look forward to welcoming many more now that operations have restarted.”

Joanna Wild, Chief Commercial Officer at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), said: “The connection between Leeds and Dublin is an important one for leisure and businesses across the Yorkshire region. We’re delighted to see this route return safely and look forward to welcoming passengers back over the summer.”

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 (EASA), and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) guidance are now in place to protect our passengers, our staff, and our airline partners.”