Published on June 1st, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
Ryanair Returns to Belfast City
Ryanair is back at Belfast City Airport and has started its summer schedule, connecting passengers to Europe following the easing of travel restrictions in Northern Ireland. Flights taking off this week to five destinations will allow passengers to enjoy the sun and fun in both Portugal and Spain, with flights to Italy to follow at the beginning of July. The first services arrived this morning on time from Barcelona and Valencia and completed speedy turnarounds for on-time departures to Spain. Ryanair announced back in March that they would be returning to Belfast City Airport after 11 years with eight new routes to sun destinations in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Faro and Palma will be served with a daily service with Barcelona getting a five time per week service. Other destinations to be served are Alicante, Ibiza and Valencia in Spain and Milan-Bergamo in Italy.
Commenting at the start of the new services Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, Katy Best said, “With travel restrictions easing, we are seeing an increase in demand from passengers keen to return to flying and travelling internationally. Welcoming Ryanair’s first flights today is significant as it marks the start of a busy summer schedule from Belfast City Airport. Ryanair’s low fares and hassle-free service appeal to a wide range of passengers and it’s great to have the airline back flying from Belfast City Airport once again.”
Also commenting was Ryanair’s Director of Marketing, Dara Brady who added, “We’re delighted to be returning to Belfast City Airport this summer, offering the lowest fares to our customers holidaying in popular European hotspots. The successful rollout of the UK vaccination programme coupled with the easing of travel restrictions has given a much-needed boost to consumer confidence and we look forward to welcoming our customers on flights to Spain, Portugal, and Italy this summer.”