London’s City Airport has announced it will restart commercial operations at the end of June with domestic services, flying to “key” UK cities and regions. International flights will resume in early July, although the exact timing may depend on the proposed quarantine of passengers arriving into the UK.
City is promising passengers a “safe, careful and speedy” journey through the airport when operations begin.
A whole range of steps have been taken to provide reassurance to passengers including installing Temperature Checking Technology both on departure and arrival, providing staff with face masks and visors and providing clear instructional signage for every step of the journey. The airport will also undertake rigorous and thorough cleaning, including the use of an anti-bacterial surface treatment which will begin to kill all germs upon contact and lasts for up to 12 months.
Passengers will be asked to observe social distancing rules wherever possible in the terminal. In addition, the airport will deploy an innovative solution with long term partners CrowdVision which will enable the detection of areas where there is a high concentration of passengers who can then be directed to quieter areas.
City has also used the three-month hiatus to progress a number of airside projects including aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway and new immigration and baggage facilities.