EasyJet to expand presence at Belfast City Airport with new Bristol service
EASYJET is expanding its presence at Belfast City Airport with a new service to Bristol from September.
It comes just weeks after regional carrier Eastern Airways pulled its flights between Belfast and Cardiff.
EasyJet returned to Belfast City Airport after a ten-year absence in 2021 with a new Gatwick service. Earlier this year it announced plans for a new Belfast City to Liverpool route from July 1.
And despite widespread issues in fulfilling its wider flight schedule, the airline confirmed it wants to increase its presence within the east Belfast terminal.
EasyJet country manager, Ali Gayward said: "We are delighted to be expanding our presence at Belfast City airport with the introduction of a new domestic route to Bristol operating three times a week from September, following the launch of our Liverpool service earlier this summer and our Gatwick service last year.
“We are proud to be Northern Ireland's largest airline and are looking forward to offering more choice and great value fares in Belfast to our customers.”
Belfast City Airport boss Matthew Hall, said: “EeasyJet was warmly welcomed to Belfast City Airport last July with its service to London Gatwick.
“This route has proved extremely popular and we are thrilled our partnership with easyJet will be further strengthened by the addition of a three times weekly service to Bristol from September 7.
“The airline will also commence flights to Liverpool on July 1 taking the total number of UK destinations to which passengers can fly to from Belfast City Airport to 19.
“With 12 daily flights to London, this is considerably more domestic connectivity than any other airport in Northern Ireland.”