Easyjet, a UK-based airline, has announced additional services on its routes from Belfast International Airport to Edinburgh, Manchester and four other airports in the UK.
The airline is also launching new flights to Birmingham from Belfast from October 28, 2012.
The expanded services include an increase from three to four daily flights between Belfast and Edinburgh on Mondays, an increase from two to three daily flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; an increase from two to three flights between Belfast and Manchester daily on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and an increase of flights on weekday mornings and evenings between Belfast and Gatwick, Luton, Southend and Stansted airports.
The airfares commence from £20.99 one way on the new route, and £15.99 one way to all London airports.
Ali Gayward, the airline commercial manager, said, ‘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 company had previously announced that it would no longer maintain a base in Madrid, Spain, due to a lack of demand. The airline will be moving its aircraft to other bases in Europe, and will be reorganising its crewmembers based out of Madrid in a phased manner.
The airline is currently operating around 200 aircraft across 23 bases in the UK and mainland Europe.