UK budget carrier EasyJet is to restore flights from 15 June, on a limited number of routes on which the airline believes it can maintain profitable operations.

These services will primarily comprise domestic flights in the UK and France, the airline states.

“Further routes will be announced over the coming weeks as customer demand increases and lockdown measures across Europe are relaxed,” it adds.

EasyJet will implement health measures on its aircraft for both passengers and crew members, requiring both to wear masks.

No on-board catering will be available initially, the airline says, but disinfectant supplies will be provided. It adds that its fleet will undergo “enhanced” disinfection.

EasyJet says it will encourage passengers to avoid using paper boarding passes by promoting electronic options.

“These measures will remain in place for as long as is needed to ensure customers and crew are able to fly safely as the world continues to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic,” says chief executive Johan Lundgren.

EasyJet shares rose on early trading on 21 May but the carrier’s stock price remains 62% down on the level three months ago.

It says it will continue to refine its schedule and capacity expectations for 2020 but remain focused on minimising cash burn.