This weekend, easyJet, Europe’s leading and Northern Ireland’s largest airline, launched a new route from Belfast to Dubrovnik. Flights to Dubrovnik, which started on 14 May, operate twice a week each Tuesday and Sunday on an A319 aircraft. easyJet expects to carry around 6,000 passengers in the first summer of operation with fares starting from £26.99 per person one way.
easyJet launched services from Belfast in 1998 and since introducing their first flight to London Luton has remained committed to the airport by maintaining a continuous operation and flying over 50 million passengers to and from Belfast International Airport. The airline established itself as Northern Ireland’s largest airline in July 2001 and since then has continued to build an unrivalled network of routes from the airport. easyJet also offers flights to the widest choice of UK Airports from Belfast including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, London Gatwick, Liverpool, London Luton, Newcastle and London Stansted.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Commercial Manager, said: “We are pleased to have launched this new route this weekend and its addition underlines our commitment to the Northern Ireland market. The service is already proving popular and we expect this to continue throughout the summer. “Dubrovnik is a key route for Belfast and we are particularly excited that it enables access to some of Croatia's great beaches and scenery. Additionally it has a colourful history and we are sure our passengers will enjoy the range of attractions throughout the region.”
Uel Hoey, Business Development Director at Belfast International Airport, commented: Croatia is a stunningly beautiful holiday destination which has historically been extremely popular from Northern Ireland. We are pleased that easyJet are adding more flights linking into Dubrovnik this summer, adding to their established flights from Belfast to Split, and hope to build upon this momentum in future by also offering further choice to our local market direct into the north of Croatia.”