Ryanair launches rescue fares for Aer Lingus Alicante customers

Ryanair is offering rescue fares for customers affected by Aer Lingus’ cancellation of September flights to Alicante
Gareth McKeown

BUDGET airline Ryanair has launched rescue fares from Belfast City Airport to accommodate customers affected by Aer Lingus' cancellation of September flights to Alicante.

Earlier this week Aer Lingus took the decision to cancel all of its return September flights from Belfast to Spanish destinations Malaga and Alicante due to poor seat sales.

The airline said it had reallocated its planes to "routes with greater demand", but would offer a "full refund or alternative flights" to customers already booked to fly in September.

In Ryanair announced yesterday it has launched £21.99 rescue fares on its existing Belfast International Airport - Alicante service to cater for the affected customers.

The reduced rate fares are on sale on the Ryanair website ( for travel in September and October, but must be booked by midnight on Sunday (July 9).

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