Ryanair flights are set to return next month but the airline is refusing to follow the coronavirus health and safety guidelines set out by the UK government.
New government guidance was issued last week to protect crew and passengers onboard flights as airlines return to the skies in the wake of coronavirus. The recommendations are designed to reduce interaction and avoid transmission of the virus onboard planes.
The DfT has suggested airlines “limit duty free or other non-essential product sales on board and accompany these with procedures to minimise the contact between crew and passengers.”
The DfT told consumer site Which? that the purpose of limiting trolley services is to reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus by limiting interaction between passengers and cabin crew in line with guidance from European Aviation Safety Agency and the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
Meanwhile, fellow budget airline, Wizz Air, which resumed flights from London Luton Airport last month, is continuing to offer a full trolley service with passengers able to buy duty-free items and gifts on-board.