More Flights to Edinburgh, London and Manchester
Thursday, 05 July 2012
Northern Ireland’s largest airline easyJet is to introduce extra flights from Belfast International Airport on routes including Edinburgh, London and Manchester. Expansion of its Edinburgh service means that Monday flights will increase from three to four; and those on Tuesday and Wednesday from two to three. There will be three flights to Manchester on Monday, Thursday and Friday – up from the current two daily flights.
And on easyJet’s four London destinations (Gatwick, Luton, Southend and Stansted) there will be extra flights on weekday mornings and evenings, particularly aimed at business travellers. All the changes will take effect from the start of easyJet’s winter schedule on October 28.
Earlier, on October 22, the airline will launch its first service from Belfast International Airport to Birmingham. Flights for all routes are now on sale with fares from £24.99, one way including taxes. Ali Gayward, easyJet Commercial Manager, said: “Our aim has always been to make travel easy and affordable. We remain committed to Northern Ireland and we are adding these extra flights in response to increasing customer demand for easyJet services. Edinburgh and Manchester are important centres for the business community and also for leisure travellers, including people going there for our popular city breaks. We operate up to 13 flights daily from Belfast to London, significantly more than any other airline, but demand is such that the extra morning and evening flights are essential.”
The airline's recently-launched fourth route to London – London Southend – has already proved extremely popular, with a direct train link taking passengers to Liverpool Street station and the City of London in under 55 minutes. Also, easyJet is now the only airline on the Belfast-Bristol route and has increased capacity through using larger aircraft."
Uel Hoey, Business Development Director at Belfast International Airport, said: "We very much appreciate easyJet’s long-established commitment to developing its service and providing stability for millions of Northern Ireland air travellers over the years. We are delighted that the airline is again demonstrating a willingness to explore new horizons in support of Northern Ireland’s economic growth.”