Published on April 12th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Aer Lingus Now Only Operator from Belfast City Airport

From this week, British Airways will suspend its Belfast City Airport to Heathrow route leaving Aer Lingus as the only operator from the airport. There will now be five flights per week operated between Belfast and London Heathrow operating every day except Tuesday and Saturday. All other routes from the airport have been cancelled or suspended for the duration of the pandemic.

“We understand this is a temporary suspension of the British Airways service to London Heathrow which comes as a result of the airline’s review of its short haul network across various markets due to the Covid-19 outbreak,” a spokesperson for Belfast City Airport said.

“The Belfast-Heathrow route remains an important service within the British Airways network and to the local economy.

Aer Lingus will honour any bookings which have already been made for BA flights to Heathrow. A spokesperson for the airline said: “Aer Lingus continues to operate flights between Belfast City Airport and London Heathrow, using local crews based in Belfast.”

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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