Airport welcomes easyJet commitment to Liverpool flights
Published: 13 October 2011
Belfast to Liverpool route is staying as Flybe pulls out
Belfast International Airport has welcomed the prospect of easyJet adding more flights to the Belfast International - Liverpool route.
It follows Flybe’s decision to end its Belfast City Airport - Liverpool service at the end of October.
easyJet’s UK commercial manager, Ali Gayward, said: “easyJet has no plans to follow in Flybe’s footsteps; rather, we are looking at increasing the number of flights on this popular route”.
Currently, easyJet operates up to seven times a day with fares starting from only £21.99 (one way, including taxes).
Belfast International Airport Business Development Director, Uel Hoey, said: “We’re delighted to hear that easyJet is considering increasing the number of flights on this route.
“Over the past decade easyJet has been responsible for building traffic between Belfast and Liverpool, creating a frequent and user-friendly airbridge between the two cities and it is timely that they are now seeking to reinforce travel options for business and leisure on this key route.
“easyJet plays such a vital role in delivering access for Northern Ireland. At the end of October, the airline will launch direct flights from its base here at Belfast International to Manchester, further underlining the airline’s commitment to this region”.
Flights between Belfast and Manchester will operate initially on a twice daily schedule from 31 October with fares starting from £27.99 (one-way, including taxes).