Published on September 29th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
Aer Lingus to Increase Belfast Services
Aer Lingus has announced that they will significantly increase its services from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow, Manchester, and Edinburgh in the coming weeks. Belfast City to Manchester will increase from its current daily schedule to twice-daily flights, Belfast City to London Heathrow will gain a further two services bringing it to the full 21 flights per week as operated pre-pandemic, and Belfast City to Edinburgh will increase its daily schedule to 11 flights per week over the winter.
The Belfast City to Manchester route will operate twice daily and the Belfast City to Edinburgh route will operate 11 flights per week, daily on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and twice daily on Thursdays, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Belfast City to Heathrow will gain a further two services, on Monday and Saturday. From 3rd November, the Belfast to Manchester is timed to connect with the new Aer Lingus UK service from Manchester to Barbados that will operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday’s.
Commenting on the increased services from Belfast City Airport, the Chief Customer Officer at Aer Lingus, Susanne Carberry said, “We are delighted to be able to provide a significant increase in frequency from Belfast to London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh and be able to reconnect businesses, as well as friends and families in the UK that have been kept apart for too long. We are also excited to be able to connect Northern Irish customers with our new Manchester routes to Barbados, New York, JFK and Orlando. Safety remains our priority at Aer Lingus and we continue to implement measures such as mask requirements and additional cleaning, as has been in practice across the airline for the past year. We are also committed to making the flight experience as comfortable as possible and customers can enjoy our in-flight food, drink and entertainment services on board.”
Also commenting Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, Katy Best added, “This is a really strong schedule from Aer Lingus that will serve passengers extremely well throughout the winter months as they resume business travel and embark on more non-essential leisure trips. With a twice-daily service to Manchester, passengers can benefit from same-day travel options, and the return to pre-pandemic frequency for the Heathrow service is a reflection of the increased demand for travel to and from London. Aer Lingus offers an excellent service with which our passengers are familiar, and enjoy peace of mind that additional safety measures continue to be in place both onboard and in the terminal.”