easyJet launches first flights on new domestic routes from Belfast for the summer

New flights from to East Midlands and Leeds Bradford launch today from Belfast International Airport

New flights from to East Midlands and Leeds Bradford launch today from Belfast International Airport

• Seats are available to book for this summer with great value fares still available from £22.99*

• The airline is providing more flexibility for flights than ever before through its Protection Promise, including fee free flight changes to any date or destination up to 2 hours before departure

easyJet has today launched the first flights on three new domestic summer routes from Belfast, providing customers in Northern Ireland with more opportunities to reconnect with friends and family across the country or book a long-awaited break and explore more of the UK this summer Flights from Belfast International Airport to East Midlands and Leeds airports take off today for the first time and flights on both routes are now operating up to four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The routes were previously served by the Stobart Air-operated Aer Lingus Regional and will provide key connectivity between the regions.

All customers booking flights with easyJet benefit from some of the most flexible policies under its ‘Protection Promise’ which means that customers can book now for later this year with the confidence that if their plans change, so can their booking.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the launch of new flights from Belfast International Airport to Leeds and East Midlands.  These routes further strengthen our network from Northern Ireland and provide more connectivity for our customers whether they are reuniting with loved ones, connecting for business, or want to explore more of the UK this summer.

“We are proud to be the largest airline in Northern Ireland and remain committed to offering customers great value fares and more choice when they fly with us."

Uel Hoey, Business Development Director, Belfast International Airport, commented: “The launch of direct flights today to both Leeds/Bradford and East Midlands from easyJet’s base at Belfast International Airport (BFS) heralds another important chapter in easyJet’s long-established partnership with Northern Ireland. "Already recognised by consumers as the go-to airline in Belfast for their broad range of affordable seats across the UK, the timely addition of these two routes literally completes their tapestry of GB coverage from BFS, and provides a complete one-stop-shop for business and leisure fliers across the breadth of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.”