The flights, which are already on sale, will start operating on 3 November and the company will operate two weekly flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The European low-cost airline guarantees a new route from Nantes Airport, in Upper Brittany (northwest of France), to Faro/Algarve Airport, in southern Portugal.

A statement from easyJet said: “The safety and well-being of all customers and crew continues to be easyJet's highest priority, and the airline continues to follow a series of on-board safety procedures in accordance with the guidance of the competent authorities. This includes the daily disinfection of the cabin, being effective in protecting against the coronavirus for at least 24 hours, and also the mandatory use of a mask for customers and crew. All easyJet aircraft are equipped with HEPA filters, similar to those used in hospitals, which filter out 99.97 percent of viruses and bacteria that may be carried through the air in the cabin”.