• Flights to Fuerteventura, Prague and Salzburg will commence this winter
easyJet has today announced three new routes from Belfast International Airport to Fuerteventura, Prague and Salzburg which will go on sale this Thursday 12 July.
The new service to Fuerteventura, which is expected to carry 13,000 customers in the first winter of operation, commences on 31 October 2018. Flights will operate on an A320 aircraft twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays with fares starting from £26.70 one way per person.
easyJet commences flights to Prague on 29 October 2018. They will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays on an A319 aircraft with fares starting from £24.68 one way per person. The airline expects to carry 11,100 customers in the first winter of operation.
Flights to Salzburg commence on 13 December 2018 with flights on sale now. They will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays on an A320 aircraft with fares starting from £24.68 one way per person. The new service is expected to carry 8,280 customers in the first winter of operation.
easyJet now offers 32 routes from Belfast and in June based a new aircraft at the airport taking the total number of aircraft based there to six.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said:
"As Northern Ireland’s largest airline we are pleased to further strengthen our network at Belfast with these three new routes which we believe will prove popular additions to our existing network.
“We have operated flights to and from Belfast International Airport for over eighteen years and remain committed to expansion at the Airport. In support of this, last month we based an additional aircraft at the airport enabling us to deliver long term, sustainable growth and provide passengers with a greater range of destinations, all with low fares and great service.”
Belfast International Airport Business Development Director, Uel Hoey, says easyJet’s announcement is a tremendous boost for Northern Ireland. Mr Hoey said: “This is a win-win-win for the airline, airport and Northern Ireland. It will be good for city breaks, in-bound tourism, culture, winter sun and ski. These three new routes bring to an all-time high of thirty-five the number of routes served by easyJet from Belfast International Airport. Seven new routes are a direct result of easyJet’s recent decision to base a sixth aircraft with us, and we welcome the airline’s long-term commitment to sustainable growth.”
Jiří Vyskoč, Director of Aviation Business at Prague Airport said “We are pleased that easyJet has announced the launch of a new direct route connecting Prague with the capital of Northern Ireland. Effective this winter schedule, Belfast will become the 11th destination in the United Kingdom with a direct scheduled service to Václav Havel Airport Prague. This new connection has a long-term potential and we expect it to be sought after by both Czech and foreign passengers.”
Bettina Ganghofer, CEO Salzburg Airport, said “We are looking forward to welcoming the new easyJet-route between Belfast and Salzburg to our destination offer from December 13th onwards and we keep our fingers crossed for many passengers on this route.”
“easyJet has been reliable airline partner since December 2008 and has flown about 830.000 passengers to and from Salzburg. From the new route we not only expect winter vacation guests coming to Salzburg and surroundings but this is an attractive year-around connection and will also bring many passengers from Salzburg and Bavaria to Belfast” adds Christopher Losmann, Senior Vice President Aviation & Sales Salzburg Airport.
*Fares based on two people travelling on the same booking