Starting June 1, Poland’s airports began to serve regular domestic flights with passengers after a ban lasting 2.5 months.
As part of the first phase of lifting restrictions, flights between the cities of the country will be operated by the state airline LOT.
Its schedule for the first days provides for the implementation of about 30 flights per day. Once a day, the LOT will fly between Krakow and Gdansk, and the remaining flights will connect the capital with regional airports.
So, up to three flights a day will be operated between Warsaw and Gdansk, up to two flights a day between Warsaw and Krakow, Poznan, Rzeszow, Szczecin, Wroclaw, and Zelenaya Góra.
Tickets are sold at a special price from 99 zlotys (22 euros) one way, taking into account the transportation of only hand luggage.
Under the new rules, LOT announced an increase in the allowed weight of things that can be taken into the cabin from 8 to 10 kg. The dimensions of the main subject remained the same – up to 55x40x23 cm, in addition to which you can take a small backpack or laptop bag.
Seating in airplanes takes place in a checkerboard pattern to increase the distance between passengers. According to the Decree of the Government of Poland No. 964 of May 29, no more than 50% of the seats should be occupied in airplanes.
Polish airports have already prepared for work in the new conditions. In the terminals, points of control of the inlet temperature were installed, protective screens at the check-in counters, markings were made to maintain the distance during the passage of pre-flight procedures.
At the Chopin metropolitan airport in Warsaw, special delimiters were even taken out into the street in case of an increase in passenger traffic.
From June 1, only passengers with tickets or boarding passes and employees will be able to enter the terminal. Before entering the building everyone should wear masks and be in them until the journey is completed.
With the help of contactless sensors now check the temperature of all incoming ones. If it exceeds 38 degrees, the passenger and his companions are sent for a medical examination.
To maintain the distance, boarding the aircraft will occur from exits located at a distance and begin in advance. If a bus is not used for delivery to an airplane, but a bus, it will transport only half of its capacity at a time.
The new rules also allowed to open part of the services at airports. The terminals now open some shops and catering facilities.