July 1, 2020 12.23 pm This story is over 47 months old

Flights resume at Doncaster and East Midlands airports

You can start planning a holiday escape now

By Local Democracy Reporter

As lockdown continues to be relaxed, local airports East Midlands and Doncaster Sheffield have now resumed flights.

Wizz Air announced that it would be restarting passenger flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport as of July 1, flying across Europe to places such as Riga, Krakow and Bucharest.

TUI will follow suit by restarting its summer season on July 11, but only taking flight from August 1, flying from DSA to popular destinations including Lanzarote, Tenerife and Rhodes.

Social distancing measures have been put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including safety screens and PPE packs available to buy for passengers.

Limited car parks will be in operation, while many of the airport’s facilities, including shops and restaurants, will be closed.

As many as 50,000 customers are being planned for TUI flights this summer.

While most UK airports have seen the number of flights reduce by at least 90% since March, East Midlands (EMA) has continued operating around 60% of all scheduled flights, elevating it briefly to one of Europe’s top 10 busiest airports by flight numbers.

A total of 16 Ryanair flights to and from EMA took off in June to Alicante.

Government advice still remains that anyone returning to the UK from overseas must quarantine for 14 days.