This week Ryanair resumes flights from Dublin, Stansted, Manchester, Porto and Brussels; Transavia strengthens its connections with flights from Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Paris, Montpellier, Lyon and Nantes; Eurowings will have flights from Dusseldorf and Stuttgart, Cologne and Hamburg. From July, flights will also resume flights to Air France, which will fly from Paris, British Airways and Jet.2com, from all its UK bases.
These join the first connections made in May, with flights from Edelweiss and Luxair, and in the first half of June with Transavia, Brussels Airlines, TUI Belgium, Volotea (from Lyon), Wizzair (from Luton-London ), EasyJet (from Belfast - Northern Ireland), TUI Germany (from Dusseldorf and Frankfurt), Lufthansa (from Frankfurt), SWISS (from Geneva) and Luxair (from Luxembourg).
“The gradual resumption of air connections to the Algarve is a positive sign for tourism in the region, for the economic and social fabric and, above all, it is proof that there is an important perception that we are a destination in the eyes of the rest of the countries insurance”, stresses João Fernandes, president of Turismo do Algarve.
“It should be noted that all security measures to receive national and international tourists continue to be taken. Recommendations are being applied that are part of the 'Algarve Clean & Safe' Manual of Good Practices, in line with the stipulated by the health authorities, and in addition, Faro International Airport is implementing basic measures to receive passengers, such as the measurement of temperature, the reinforcement of the signs to indicate the physical distance and information on the use of a mask and protections at the service counters” , adds the person in charge of Algarve tourism.
Worrying behaviour with Ryanair, a friend arrived here in Portugal from the uk on a Ryanair flight and the plane was packed full with every seat taken, the only social distancing was the aisles, so if you fly with Ryanair you pays your money and take your chance.plus the fact of all the testing at airports etc still a percentage of folks carry the virus which don't show up on any testing.and you could be sitting next to them for a few hours.
By KARL BLORE from Algarve on 29 Jun 2020, 06:57