Belfast gets more flights

Low-cost carrier easyJet will launch four new routes from Belfast, including services to Spain and eastern Europe.

The airline said that the new services would bring the total number of routes offered from the airport to 24 and that an additional aircraft would be based at the hub.

On October 30th, a twice-weekly service from Belfast to Gdansk will start operations.

Then, in November, routes from the Northern Irish hub to Barcelona, Prague and Venice will launch.

In addition, easyJet said that it was planning on increasing the frequency of flights from Belfast to Krakow and Paris. In the future, the airline will fly to Krakow five times a week and to Paris eight times every seven days.

"This is great news for Northern Ireland, the addition of the sixth based aircraft will provide the capacity for these four new routes to Barcelona, Gdansk, Prague and Venice," commented David Osborne, easyJet's UK general manager.

"Since easyJet began operations from Belfast nearly nine years ago, the travelling public in Northern Ireland no longer had to endure lengthy connections through London airports and can now fly directly to the main airports of Europe's major cities with easyJet's famously low fares."

John Doran, the managing director at Belfast International Airport, also welcomed the new flights, saying: "Belfast International Airport is thrilled at this further major investment by easyJet.

"We have enjoyed a long-standing and fruitful relationship with easyJet over the past decade and are pleased to acknowledge this enhancement of choice for local travellers."

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