Published on July 11th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
Easyjet Starts New Domestic Services from Belfast
Easyjet has launched three new domestic routes from Belfast on Friday with two from Belfast International and one from Belfast City Airports. The new routes were announced in June as travel restrictions began to ease throughout the UK. The new service to Belfast City from London Gatwick operated by an Airbus A320neo arrived around 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled time on Friday morning with a flight time of just under one hour. The two new routes from Belfast International also started on Friday to Leeds-Bradford and East Midlands both of which were operated by Belfast based Airbus A320neo’s.
Commenting on the new route from Gatwick to Belfast, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, Katy Best said, “We are thrilled to welcome easyJet to Belfast City Airport, providing passengers with more opportunities to reconnect with business colleagues in person, catch up with family and friends, or enjoy a weekend break in London. We now have a portfolio of 26 destinations across the UK and Europe, which are served by a record number of airline partners in the airport’s history. The enhanced connectivity will be good news for many, and we look forward to welcoming easyJet passengers to the terminal.”
And commenting on the new services across at Belfast International, Business Development Director, Belfast International Airport, Uel Hoey said, “The launch of direct flights today to both Leeds/Bradford and East Midlands from easyJet’s base at Belfast International Airport heralds another important chapter in easyJet’s long-established partnership with Northern Ireland. Already recognised by consumers as the go-to airline in Belfast for their broad range of affordable seats across the UK, the timely addition of these two routes literally completes their tapestry of Great Britain coverage from Belfast, and provides a complete one-stop-shop for business and leisure fliers across the breadth of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.”
On behalf of easyjet, Ali Gayward also commented on the start of the new routes from Northern Ireland when she said, “These routes further strengthen our network from Northern Ireland and provide more connectivity for our customers whether they are reuniting with loved ones, connecting for business, or want to explore more of the UK this summer. We are proud to be the largest airline in Northern Ireland and remain committed to offering customers great value fares and more choice when they fly with us.”