Luxembourg airport has announced that it is ready to welcome passengers when scheduled passenger flights resume on Friday 29 May 2020, following the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has heavily affected the air traffic industry over the last months, primarily travel restrictions and quarantine measures, reduced passenger flights to a minimum.
After almost two months of suspension, the first regular passenger flights from and to Luxembourg are scheduled for Friday 29 May, starting with Luxair flights to Stockholm, Lisbon, Porto, Hamburg and Munich.
Luxembourg Airport has announced that it is applying protective measures to ensure maximum safety for passengers and staff, including adapting processes applying the rules and regulations from local health authorities, the European Commission and EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency). Furthermore, the new measures are in alignment with industry recommendations from the Airport Council International (ACI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The measures a regularly reviewed and adapted in alignment with the local health authorities.
Protective measures implemented to secure passengers and staff
lux-Airport has confirmed that it is providing the maximum of health protection by introducing consistent and complementary measures:
- Permanent reminder to passengers and terminal users to respect general rules of hygiene
- Obligation to wear a face covering (mask, scarf) in the terminal and in areas where the minimum distance of 2 metres cannot be observed
- Implementation of social distancing guidance in the terminal (signage, stickers, pictograms, monitors and terminal announcements)
- Air conditioning system of the terminal with 100% fresh air and a complete air exchange every 30 minutes
- Dedicated section on the lux-Airport website to inform passengers about all relevant procedures such as security process, protective measures and links to relevant websites
- Physical protection such as the installation of Plexiglas-shields at counters
- Extended cleaning and disinfection programme, higher cleaning frequencies and cleaning of baggage trolleys and security trays after each use
- Automated hand sanitisers on contact points, enabling passengers and staff to maintain hand hygiene where hand washing is not possible
- Avoidance of bus boarding and de-boarding whenever possible
- Staff protection measures such as relevant equipment and adaptation of procedures
- Strict application of hygiene rules at the airport’s shops and food & beverage outlets