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easyJet to resume flying from Gatwick in June

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easyJet is to resume flights in and out of Gatwick Airport from the 15th June.

The airline says that they will continue to open routes provided there is demand for the service from customers.

The routes that will open from the 15th June from and to Gatwick are:

UK

  • Belfast
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness
  • Isle of Man

France

  • Nice

The airline is introducing new measures to help ensure safety and wellbeing and is including enhanced aircraft cleaning and disinfection and requirement for passengers and crew to wear masks.

In addition customers, cabin and ground crew will be required to wear masks; there will also initially be no food service onboard flights, all of which operate on a short-haul network.

easyJet say the measures have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities ICAO and EASA, and in line with relevant national authorities and medical advice through the airline’s chief medical adviser.

Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, commented:

“I am really pleased that we will be returning to some flying in the middle of June. These are small and carefully planned steps that we are taking to resume operations. We will continue to closely monitor the situation across Europe so that when more restrictions are lifted the schedule will continue to build over time to match demand while also ensuring we are operating efficiently and on routes that our customers want to fly.

“The safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew remains our highest priority which is why we are implementing a number of measures enhancing safety at each part of the journey from disinfecting the aircraft to requiring customers and crew to wear masks. These measures will remain in place for as long as is needed to ensure customers and crew are able to fly safely as the world continues to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers back onboard in June.”

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Crawley MP Henry Smith says tweet about ‘lazy left’ wanting to work from home was ‘tongue in cheek’

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Crawley’s MP Henry Smith has caused a stir on social media this afternoon after tweeting that MP’s who want to stay at home and work are ‘lazy’ and ‘work-shy’.

The tweet caused a huge amount of debate with hundreds and retweets and thousands of comments both supporting and vehemently disagreeing.

Some reports have even said that some shadow ministers have critised Mr Smiths remarks as ‘appalling’ and even ‘insulting’.

Speaking exclusively to CN24, Mr Smith said of his tweet:

“The virtual parliament arrangement has been necessary during the pandemic lockdown but in reality they have severely curtailed my ability to hold the government to account on behalf of Crawley and I support the earliest safe opportunity of parliament returning to its normal function.

My tweet was somewhat tongue in cheek although there is an element of truth that some MPs are quite happy to be away from Westminster and ultimately I don’t think thats good for our democracy.

I think the reaction says more about twitter than anything else.”

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