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EasyJet to launch flights to Tunisia and Cyprus from Belfast International Airport

Budget carrier also set to expand Belfast City operation with summer service to Alicante

EasyJet will commence flights from Belfast International Airport to Enfidha in Tunisia from April 2024.
EasyJet will commence flights from Belfast International Airport to Enfidha in Tunisia from April 2024. EasyJet will commence flights from Belfast International Airport to Enfidha in Tunisia from April 2024.

EASYJET is launching flights to Tunisia and Cyprus from Belfast International Airport next summer.

The budget carrier has already commenced the sale of flights to Enfidha from April 2024, while flights to Larnaca in Cyprus are due to launch in early May 2024.

It comes just one week after EasyJet launched its new service to Egypt from Belfast International Airport.

The new winter flights to Hurghada got under way on October 31.

EasyJet will also continue to expand its operation at Belfast City Airport, by adding flights to Alicante from May 2024.

It represents the airline's first international service from the airport, adding to its six existing routes: Gatwick, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Bristol.

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The new spring/summer 2024 services follow EasyJet’s biggest ever operation in Northern Ireland over the summer of 2023.

The carrier introduced an eighth aircraft to its Aldergrove base ahead of the peak summer months.

The Alicante and Enfidha services will fly twice weekly from Belfast City and Belfast International, while the Larnaca service will fly three times per week out of the International Airport.

Katy Best, commercial director at Belfast City Airport said adding a European summer destination to the list of EasyJet services represents a significant milestone for its growth at the terminal.

“There is proven demand for sunshine routes from Belfast City Airport and this is therefore a hugely exciting announcement for us.

“Alicante is always a popular destination, whether it is for family holidays, golf trips or sightseeing, and it is excellent holidaymakers from Northern Ireland will have additional options for summer 2024."

Graham Keddie, managing director at Belfast International Airport said the addition of the Tunisia and Cyprus flights underlines EasyJet's commitment to providing an extensive range of destinations for local travellers.

"We are delighted to welcome further destination choice for the local market and look forward to working with EasyJet to further develop their presence at Belfast International Airport.”

EasyJet's flights from Belfast International to Larnaca in Cyprus will begin in May 2024.
EasyJet's flights from Belfast International to Larnaca in Cyprus will begin in May 2024. EasyJet's flights from Belfast International to Larnaca in Cyprus will begin in May 2024.

EasyJet also recently introduced a Southampton service at Belfast International, which is now operating three times a week on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Meanwhile, work is continuing at the Co Antrim airport on a £25 million new security hall, which is part of a £100m five-year investment plan by its French owner Vinci.

The new hall will see 3D scanners introduced from June 2024, spelling an end to the 100ml liquid rule for boarding aircraft.