Ryanair will operate up to 14 flights per week to Faro in Portugal, while passengers will be able to travel to Alicante, Malaga, and the popular Balearic island of Mallorca up to 14 times per week, as well as Barcelona up to ten times per week throughout the summer season.
Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, said:
“With travel restrictions easing, we are seeing an increase in demand from passengers keen to return to flying and travelling internationally.
“Welcoming Ryanair’s first flights today is significant as it marks the start of a busy summer schedule from Belfast City Airport.”
The inaugural flights mark the return of Ryanair to Belfast City Airport following an eleven year absence. The airline will commence further flights to Valencia, Ibiza, and Milan taking off on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd July respectively.
“Ryanair’s low fares and hassle-free service appeal to a wide range of passengers and it’s great to have the airline back flying from Belfast City Airport once again.”
Ryanair’s Director of Marketing, Dara Brady said:
“We’re delighted to be returning to Belfast City Airport this summer, offering the lowest fares to our customers holidaying in popular European hotspots.
“The successful rollout of the UK vaccination programme coupled with the easing of travel restrictions has given a much-needed boost to consumer confidence and we look forward to welcoming our customers on flights to Spain, Portugal & Italy this summer.”
Belfast City Airport’s Commercial Director, Katy Best, joined Ryanair cabin crew members Izar Parrondo and Cristina Giudici to welcome the first passengers on board the inaugural Ryanair flight from Belfast City Airport