Ryanair is returning to Belfast City Airport after an 11 year gap with the launch of eight new routes.
The flights will be operated over the summer season with Malaga, Mallorca, Faro, Alicante, Barcelona, Ibiza, Milan Bergamo and Valencia.
The airline said the move has been made in response to the UK’s successful rollout of its Covid-19 vaccination programme which has seen nearly 35 per cent of Northern Ireland’s adult population vaccinated
Ryanair director of marketing Dara Brady said: “We are delighted to make a return to Belfast City Airport this summer, having previously operated here in 2010.
“The UK government’s highly successful rollout of their vaccination programme gives customers the confidence that travel will be possible this summer and Northern Ireland consumers now have eight routes at low fares to some of the most popular summer holiday destinations in Spain, Portugal and Italy to choose from.”
Belfast City Airport CEO Brian Ambrose added: “This is excellent news for those in Northern Ireland considering a getaway this summer. The choice of routes offered by Ryanair will facilitate both city breaks and relaxing beach holidays for our passengers.
“Travel has been significantly restricted over the last 12 months and as the vaccine rollout continues at pace and the restrictions ease, we expect there will be considerable demand for these routes, and we look forward to welcoming Ryanair customers through the terminal.”