Luxair's Boeing 737 is ready and waiting for business to resume as normal.
24 hours after Luxair-Tours announced their flights would resume next Sunday, more than 100 seats had been booked for customers seeking sun and sea in Faro, Portugal. Porto, Lisbon and Stockholm are also highly popular destinations for holidaymakers.
The airport is still devoid of passengers for the time being. Flights resume on Friday. However, the Perspex shields installed at check-in counters are a stark reminder that air travel in Covid-19 times will be very different to travel prior to the crisis.
LuxAirport's reopening is primarily focused on safety for passengers and staff, with distance and hygiene taking top priority from check-in to boarding. Passengers are encouraged to get tested for coronavirus prior to and after travel, according to ongoing discussions between the government and the airport.
On board, Luxair will attempt to keep passengers apart, while allowing families to remain together. Hepa-filters will renew the air supply around the cabin every three minutes, and masks are mandatory. Vulnerable passengers will be given FFP2 masks to wear. Every evening, staff at Findel will sanitise aircraft using special disinfectant machines.
Further details are expected to be presented next week.
The number of destinations on offer will continue to evolve over the next few weeks, with a tendency towards destinations in northern Europe. This will encourage tourism in the mountains, countryside and the Baltic Sea, rather than directing all tourists to Mediterranean beaches. Summer holidays in the post-Covid-19 world are certainly expected to look rather different, if the airline's predictions are to be believed.