Happy return for easyJet!
Published: 09 May 2011
easyJet today resumes its London Luton flights from Belfast International Airport.
The airline transferred the service to George Best Belfast City Airport in January last year, but says it makes commercial sense to return to Belfast International. Ali Gayward, easyJet commercial manager, said: "Moving to Belfast City was always a trial, but in over a year we saw no tangible benefits. "Our 20 other routes operate from Belfast International and we are now consolidating our overall operation by reinstating our Luton flights from there as well. "Luton is a popular route for both business and leisure travellers, and dovetails well with our other London area services from Belfast International to Stansted and Gatwick. We now operate up to 140 return flights to London every week which has been welcomed by the business community" "Our same high standards of service will continue to be a priority and will ensure that easyJet retains its position as Northern Ireland's favourite airline."
There will be up to three flights daily from Belfast International Airport to London Luton, with fares from 23.99, one way including taxes. Uel Hoey, business development director at Belfast International Airport, said: "The return of easyJet's Luton service is excellent news for the airport. "The airline's commitment to an exciting new growth phase at its traditional Northern Ireland home will mean more passengers coming through the doors at Belfast International. "Together with the introduction of easyJet's Manchester route on 31 October, and ongoing evaluations of other key domestic and international routes, these are truly exciting times for Belfast International."
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