Northern Ireland

Jet2 puts summer 2021 flights on sale, but axes three destinations from Belfast

Jet2 has put its summer 2021 flights from Belfast International Airport on sale.
Jet2 has put its summer 2021 flights from Belfast International Airport on sale.

BUDGET carrier Jet2 has responded to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by bringing forward the sale of its full 2021 summer programme from Belfast.

That new schedule will include a new destination from Belfast International Airport to Cyprus from May 2021.

But the 23 summer 2021 destinations still represents a reduction on the 25 it has on offer for the coming summer in Northern Ireland.

Absent from the destination list in summer 2021 are flights to Malta and two Spanish destinations - Almeria and Girona.

The airline, which grounded its fleet in March in response to Covid-19, has signaled it intends to resume flights from Aldergrove on June 17 2020.

The decision by Jet2, EasyJet and Ryanair to ground all operations has left Belfast International Airport without any commercial passenger flights.

Jet2 said its summer 2021 season at Belfast International will include 50 flights departing every week during peak periods, with around 575,000 seats on sale in total.

The slightly altered programme will now include flights to Larnaca in Cyrus.

Jet2 said its full 2021 schedule across the UK will include six new routes and around 15 million seats for sale.

The airline’s chief executive Steve Heapy said: “We have put our Summer 21 programme on sale earlier than ever, giving customers and independent travel agents the chance to book early.

“We know there is lots of demand for some much-needed summer sunshine following recent events, and this programme of award-winning flights and ATOL protected holidays provides plenty of choice and lots for customers to look forward to.”