Irish budget airline Ryanair has revealed plans to return to 40% of normal flight schedules from 1 July.

The carrier will operate a daily flight schedule of almost 1,000 flights, restoring 90% of its pre-Covid-19 route network.

Ryanair will comply with government restrictions on intra-EU flights being lifted, and effective public health measures being enforced at airports.

Onboard cabin crew will wear face masks/coverings and in-flight services will also be limited to pre-packaged snacks and drinks.

Additionally, all onboard transactions will be cashless and toilet access will be made available to individual passengers upon request.

Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said: “It is important for our customers and our people that we return to some normal schedules from 1 July onwards. Governments around Europe have implemented a four-month lockdown to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

“Ryanair will work closely with public health authorities to ensure that these flights comply, where possible, with effective measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.”

In a separate development, Ryanair has begun consultations with its personnel and unions to cut up to 3,000 jobs as the airline struggles amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The job cuts will mainly affect pilots and cabin crew.

The carrier is also considering base closures, pay cuts of up to 20% and sending employees on unpaid leave. It has decided to not request or receive state aid.