On May 28th, Transavia announced that it would be adding two new destinations to its summer schedule. Starting from June 10th, the Dutch low-cost carrier will add Alicante, Spain, and Porto, Portugal, to its list of summer hot spots.
Transavia announced these new routes within a press release. Additionally, from June 4th, the Schiphol-based airline will resume flying to Malaga (Spain), Athens (Greece), and both Lisbon and Faro in Portugal. As Transavia continues operations following the coronavirus pandemic, the airline announced that it would be adding new destinations. These destinations and the operating days will be published on Transavias’ website every Wednesday afternoon.
From June 4th all passengers and crew must wear a face mask
In this age of COVID-19 and many people’s reluctance to fly, Transavia was eager to point out that it wanted to make the flying experience safe and healthy. Aircraft will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected each day, and as of June 4th, all passengers and crew will be required to wear face masks.
As the wholly-owned KLM subsidiary slowly returns to service, its flight schedules will be subject to change based on developments and the government’s reactions to travel. Because of this, Transavia asks that passengers remain flexible while restrictions are relaxed or tightened.
Transavia will do its best to inform passengers of changes to flights or cancelations two weeks in advance. Regarding this announcement, Transavia has had to cancel trips to Thessaloniki and Heraklion between June 4th and June 17th. This move followed guidelines from the Greek government. Flights to Athens have not been affected by the measures and will still operate.
Transavia is monitoring the situation in Greece
Transavia will continue to monitor Thessaloniki and Heraklion’s situation. It will resume these services once it gets the green light from Athens.
When choosing summer destinations like Alicante and Porto, Transavia looked at government coronavirus restrictions. In the short-term, Greece, Spain, and Portugal offered good prospects as they prepare to get their tourism industry back up and running. Should situations change, which can happen at a moment’s notice, Transavia will contact its customers immediately to let them know if their flight has been canceled.
The government of Portugal will lift all of its COVID-19 travel restrictions from June 4th. This will allow Transavia to fly to Lisbon and Faro. From June 10th, Porto will be added to Transavia’s list of Portuguese destinations.
Spain plans to be back to normal by the end of June
For now, in Spain, travel restrictions remain in place, requiring that all arriving passengers self-isolate for a period of 14-days. As most regions of the country move to phase two of the lockdown on Monday, more businesses will soon open. Subsequently, things will gradually get back to normal.
From June 15th, the quarantine on arriving visitors will end, allowing Transavia to resume flights to Malaga and its new destination Alicante. The Spanish government said the other day that it wants to be welcoming tourists back to Spain from July 1st when the COVID-19 state of emergency comes to an end.
As for Greece, the entry ban for Dutch nationals will end on May 31st. However, quarantine rules will apply until June 30th. Because of this, Transavia advises people, for now, to only fly to Greece for essential trips.
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