Lufthansa Group announced yesterday that they will be expanding their June flight schedule despite ongoing travel restrictions and quarantine rules in place across most countries. The German airline announced the additional flights will include a route to Manchester Airport in the UK. However the UK Government’s quarantine restrictions, which were imposed this week, are likely to remain a deterrent for Britons planning a future holiday.
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Currently, the UK is imposing 14-day quarantine measures which means that anyone flying in from abroad has to self-isolate in one location for two weeks.
If they are caught not quarantining, they could face fines of up to £1,000.
Lufthansa, along with its subsidiaries SWISS and Eurowings, are adding flights for “leisure and summer destinations” to their June schedules.
The airlines are offering customers over 106 destinations in Germany and Europe with more than 20 intercontinental destinations.
The Lufthansa Group said in a statement that they are likely to expand their routes again at the end of June.
Bookings for the flights began yesterday.
They have also revealed that they will be resuming some long-haul flights from Frankfurt which includes destinations in the US, Mexico and the UAE among others.
Harry Hohmeister, a Member of the Executive Board of German Lufthansa AG said that the new June flight schedule is essential to “economic power”.
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“With the June flight schedule, we are making an important contribution to the revitalisation of the aviation infrastructure.
“It is an essential part of the German and European economic power.
“People want to and can travel again, whether on holiday or for business reasons.
“That’s why we will continue to expand our offer step by step in the coming months and connect Europe with each other and Europe with the world.”
Lufthansa’s new flights beginning in the first half of June are from Frankfurt Hanover, Majorca, Sofia, Prague, Billund, Nice, Manchester, Budapest, Dublin, Riga, Krakow, Bucharest and Kiev, among others.
By the end of June, the airline group is hoping to offer around 1,800 weekly roundtrips to more than 130 destinations worldwide.
However, Lufthansa has warned its customers that they should consider the “current entry and quarantine regulations of the respective destinations”.
Passengers have also been asked to wear nose and mouth cover on board during the entire journey.
Their website reads: “We kindly ask you to bring your own face mask and, for the sake of sustainability, we recommend a reusable cloth mask.
“Of course, you may use any type of face covering, such as simple disposable masks or even scarves.
“For now, wearing a face mask remains mandatory until August 31, 2020.”
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