Newcastle International Airport in the UK is set to resume scheduled flights operations from 1 June.

Starting Monday, Loganair will commence six flights per week to Aberdeen and KLM will operate five flights per week to Amsterdam.

Eastern Airways will begin with around six flights a week to Aberdeen and double-daily weekday flights to Southampton in the second half of June.

easyJet will also commence up to four flights per week to Belfast during the same period and Loganair will add an additional six flights per week to Southampton, the airport said in a press statement.

Around the same time, Air France will begin up to five flights every week to Paris while Ryanair expects to commence two flights per week to Alicante.

The airport has scheduled further flights to resume operations throughout July and August.

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Meanwhile, Newcastle Airport also outlined various measures to support the return of flights and to ensure a safe environment for its passengers and staff.

The proposed measures include Covid-19 prevention training for all customer-facing staff, elimination of human touch points at car parks, and an intensive cleaning and hygiene regime throughout the facilities.

In addition, the airport has restricted terminal access to only passengers and staff, and has made two metre social distancing mandatory wherever possible. All passengers and staff are required to wear facemasks within the terminal building.

Newcastle International Airport chief executive Nick Jones said: “This has been a very challenging period for aviation so it is pleasing that we are now taking cautious and carefully planned steps forward. We will continue to work with the government, our airlines and other business partners to ensure our customers and employees are as safe as possible.

“Aviation is critical to kick starting the economy so to have airlines ready to restore connectivity is positive news for both the Airport and the wider North East.”