Latest passenger figures show that Belfast International Airport served 1.3 million passengers in the first quarter of 2024, which represents 98% of pre-pandemic (2019) numbers.


 

Belfast International Airport’s strong recovery is further evidenced by its increased GB and European connectivity. Airlines have boosted the range of destinations now on offer with seven new routes to start in 2024 as well as increased frequencies on a range of destinations.

easyJet will launch Tunisia and Larnaca with Ryanair and Jet2 having already launched new flighst to Malta. Jet2 will also launch new services to Bodrum with TUI introducing summer flights to Larnaca as well as new routes to both Salzburg and Turin as winter destinations. Travel Solutions will continue their ever popular flights to Bulgaria and Italy and Balkan Holidays will continue to operate Bulgaria year round.

There were almost 11,00 total aircraft movements at Belfast International from Jan-March this year, which is an increase of 25% on 2023 figures.

Dan Owens, CEO, Belfast International Airport said: These figures are extremely positive and clearly show Belfast International Airport’s continued strong recovery. We are expecting a busy year ahead with an extensive range of destinations that will boost the local economy as well as providng further choice for local travellers. Our £100m investement plan continues at pace as our new security building is on track to be operational this summer alongside further terminal enhancements.”

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Belfast International Handles 1.3 Million Passengers In Q1 2024

Latest passenger figures show that Belfast International Airport served 1.3 million passengers in the first quarter of 2024, which represents 98% of pre-pandemic (2019) numbers.  Belfast International Airport’s strong recovery is further evidenced by its increased GB and European connectivity. Airlines have boosted the