easyJet, a UK-based budget airline, has put 140,000 extra seats on sale from its Belfast airports.
The additional seats, previously served by Flybe, will provide customers in Northern Ireland with more choice and direct connections for pleasure or business. Customers planning their Easter and summer getaways or business trips can now book from Belfast International starting from GBP23.99 to London Luton and Glasgow and GBP22.99 to Manchester.
The airline has also announced two new year-round domestic routes from Belfast City to London Luton and Manchester, which will take off for the first time in June. Belfast to Manchester, which was previously served by Flybe, and London Luton are intended help maintain connectivity between the regions. Fights to London Luton and Manchester will commence on June 26, 2023, with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays throughout the year.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: ‘We know how important it is to support UK connectivity so people can visit friends and loved ones, do business, and explore more of what the UK has to offer, so we are delighted to be providing customers with even more direct and convenient domestic connections that we know will prove popular for business and leisure travellers alike, all with great value fares and friendly service.
‘easyJet offers more seats on UK domestic routes than any other carrier and we’re further strengthening our network from Northern Ireland today, by offering even more seats on key domestic routes and launching two new routes to serve customers travelling between Belfast City and the major hubs of London and Manchester.
‘And, with fares from just GBP21.99 and Easter around the corner, now is a great time to book with easyJet for a last-minute spring break or summer getaway and we look forward to taking even more of our customers away this summer.’
Katy Best, commercial director at Belfast City Airport, said: ‘The announcement of services to London Luton and Manchester from Belfast City Airport is fantastic news for passengers, coming only six months after easyJet’s last route launch to Glasgow.
‘In the space of 18 months, easyJet has increased its capacity and the number of routes operated to six, which is not only a testament to the strength of our partnership but also showcases our commitment to providing passengers with choice, convenience, and flexibility.
‘easyJet’s flights to London Gatwick, Liverpool, Bristol, and Glasgow have already proved a massive success and we look forward to welcoming more easyJet travellers through the terminal doors.’
With the expansion, easyJet now operates six routes from Belfast City to Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, and London Gatwick, and now London Luton and Manchester.