Aer Lingus to dramatically increase services to Belfast City Airport

posted on 30th September 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Aer Lingus to dramatically increase services to Belfast City Airport

Aer Lingus is to significantly increase its services to Belfast City Airport from top UK destinations with more flights from London Heathrow, Manchester, and Edinburgh.

From 31 October, Aer Lingus will boost its Manchester to Belfast schedule from once to twice daily.

London Heathrow will gain a further two services to Belfast bringing it to the full pre-pandemic schedule of 21 flights per week while Edinburgh to Belfast flights will rise from daily services to 11 flights per week over the winter.

Fares from Manchester to Belfast start from £29.99 each way, including taxes and charges, while those from Edinburgh to Belfast will start from £29.99 each way, including taxes and charges.

Meanwhile fares on the highly popular Aer Lingus route between Heathrow and Belfast will start from £39.99 each way, including taxes and charges.

Susanne Carberry, Aer Lingus Chief Customer Officer, said: “Aer Lingus is providing a significant increase in frequency between Belfast and London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh, reconnecting 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.”

Katy Best, Belfast City Airport Commercial Director, said: “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 on board and in the terminal.”

From 3rd November, Belfast to Manchester flight EI 302, will connect with Aer Lingus’ new direct flight EI 031, from Manchester Airport to Barbados, offering a gateway for Northern Irish customers to the Caribbean for the first time with Aer Lingus.

Aer Lingus’ Manchester to Barbados route will operate three flights per week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) through to the end of April 2022.

Fares start from £259 each way, including taxes and charges.

From 1st December, Northern Irish customers will also be able to connect on to Aer Lingus’ new direct services daily from Manchester Airport to New York, JFK, and four weekly flights from 11th December from Manchester to Orlando. Fares start from £189 each way, including taxes and charges.