More routes and a sixth aircraft at Belfast for easyJet

posted on 25th June 2018 by Justin Burns
More routes and a sixth aircraft at Belfast for easyJet

easyJet growth in Belfast continues after the airline welcomed its sixth aircraft and four new routes took-off.

The latest services to the easyJet network from Belfast International Airport are the Isle of Man, Venice, Naples and Valencia, which launched between 22-23 June.

The airline now operates up to 624 flights a week across 32 routes and eight per cent more flights compared to summer 2017. The low-cost carrier also welcomed its third Airbus A320 aircraft, joining the three A319s and two A320s aircraft at the Northern Ireland base.

Due to the volume of inbound easyJet flights at Belfast, the addition of this aircraft means that the airline offers capacity equivalent to up to 13 aircraft.

easyJet’s UK country manager, Ali Gayward said: “We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating further expansion at Belfast Airport. The addition of another aircraft and even more routes will help us to deliver long term, sustainable growth at the base providing passengers with a greater range of destinations, all with low fares and great service.”

Belfast International Airport managing director, Graham Keddie said: “Belfast International Airport welcomes the new easyJet routes to Naples, Venice, Valencia and the Isle of Man.  The addition of a sixth easyJet aircraft to the five already based at the airport is a huge boost.

“In a year that we expect will be record-breaking for the airport, this enhances our route offering for passengers and also shows the value that easyJet places upon its operation at Belfast International Airport and the importance of the Northern Ireland market.”

easyJet has flown over 55 million passengers since it launched operations from Belfast over 18 years ago, and over four million passengers in FY 2017. The airline is the largest carrier serving Northern Ireland, operating over 70 per cent of flights from Belfast and almost 50 per cent of all commercial passenger traffic.