Published on March 21st, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
Easyjet and Jet2 Increase Services at Belfast
Easyjet and Jet2 have both announced an increase in service from Belfast International Airport for the summer season. Easyjet will introduce a twice weekly service between Belfast and Bournemouth in the south of England with flights on a Wednesday and Saturday from 26th May and continue throughout the summer.
Speaking about the new route, Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said, “We’re delighted to offer two new domestic services from Bournemouth to Belfast for the first time and are pleased to provide our customers in the region more choice for those looking for a long-awaited summer break. We remain committed to offering great value fares and more choice when for our customers flying with us. Our Protection Promise means that customers can book with confidence knowing that if they are unable to travel or their plans change so can their flights or holiday, and while the summer may be a little while off, we will be working around the clock to ensure we will be ready to ramp up our flights to reconnect friends and family or take them on a long-awaited holiday to remember.”
Meanwhile, Jet2 have announced an increased frequency of their services this summer from Belfast to Tenerife South and Dalaman. Jet2 will fly three times per week from Belfast to Tenerife South, departing at 14.45 and arriving at 19.30. The return flight departs Tenerife at 21.30 arriving back in Belfast at 02.10 on the following morning. Their service to Dalaman in Turkey will operate twice per week, increasing to three flights per week in late June. This flight will operate on Monday, Thursday and Saturday with a late afternoon departure (times vary on each day) and arrival back into Belfast will be in the early hours following the 4h 50min flight.
Jet2.com saw a 1,000% spike in bookings immediately following the Prime Minister’s announcement of an exit roadmap from lockdown, with demand continuing since then. In addition to that, data from Jet2holidays shows that bookings have jumped in response to destinations preparing to welcome holidaymakers from the UK. Ministers in Turkey and Spain have spoken positively about reopening to overseas visitors this summer, and this move shows the demand that is out there.