A number of airlines are set to restart their flight programmes from next month, including Ryanair, EasyJet and Jet2.

This comes as popular destinations make plans to ease their lockdown restrictions and are taking steps to welcome back visitors into their countries.

During a television interview last week, health secretary Matt Hancock said he 'wouldn't rule out' the possibility of people being able to go away in July, reports the Manchester Evening News.

However, it is important to recognise that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is still urging the public not to travel abroad.

And from June 8, there will also be a quarantine programme in place at UK airports which means international travellers coming into the UK will have to tell border officials where they will self-isolate for 14 days or face quarantining in government-arranged accommodation.

However, this is what some of the airlines are planning to do over the coming months.

Ryanair

Ryanair has announced its intention to restart 40% of its normal flight schedule from July 1 and said it will be offering daily flights from countries all over northern Europe as well as to key holiday airports.

The airline's CEO Eddie Wilson said: "All Ryanair flights will operate with new health guidelines in place, which will require all passengers (and Ryanair crews) to wear face masks at all times in the airport terminals and on board our aircraft, in compliance with EU guidelines.

"We look forward to welcoming millions of Ryanair passengers and their families back on board, and flying them on holiday as Europe’s economies begin to recover from these difficult recent lockdowns, which have been so successful in reversing the spread of the Covid-19 virus."

The flights you can currently buy tickets for from Newcastle Airport in July are to:

EasyJet

EasyJet is preparing to offer customers flights on half of its routes by the end of next month.

Flights will be at a lower frequency than normal, meaning the airline will operate at around 30% of its normal capacity between July and September.

All customers and cabin crew will be required to wear face masks throughout their journey and there will be other measures in place.

Flights will initially resume from airports including Newcastle, London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Belfast in the UK.

The full list of destinations from Newcastle can be found on the EasyJet website here with many of the flights scheduled in August and September.

Destinations include Majorca, Barcelona, Faro, Alicante and Malaga.

An Easyjet plane

Jet2

Jet2 announced late last month that it is set to recommence its flights programme on July 1.

The company has said that it is disinfecting all of its aircraft and transfer coaches on a daily basis but is not currently expecting passengers to wear face masks on board.

The full list of destinations from Newcastle running from July according to the Jet2 website are: