EasyJet plans to resume services on half of its 1,022 routes next month and 75% by the end of August.

The budget carrier will reduce the frequencies on many routes, which are expected to be operated at around 30% of typical summer capacity.

It’s first flights, domestic services and some routes to France, are due to resume on June 15, and the airline launched a sale today with one million seats from July 1 to October 31 with fares from £29.99.

When services resume, from all UK bases, customers and cabin crew must wear face masks and no food will be served on board the flights.

Chief commercial and planning officer, Robert Carey, said: “We are delighted to announce that we will be flying the majority of our route network across Europe, meaning customers can still get to their chosen destination for their summer holidays this year.”

EasyJet has already launched a Europe with Confidence Pledge offering passengers the chance to amend their fares up to 14 days in advance – and has begun polling customers on which destinations they would like it to return to next.

The UK Foreign Office currently warns against all non-essential travel, and more than 200 travel industry leaders are petitioning the government to end its blanket quarantine on arrivals into the UK, which is due to be imposed from June 8.