EasyJet launches Leeds Bradford and East Midlands from Belfast International Airport
EasyJet will return to East Midlands and Leeds Bradford with new flights from Belfast International, which were previously served by Stobart Air-operated Aer Lingus Regional providing key connectivity for the regions.
The airline has also added over 60,000 additional seats to existing routes from Belfast to Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow and operates more seats on domestic flights from Northern Ireland than any other operator. EasyJet is providing more flexibility for flights than ever before through its Protection Promise, including fee-free flight changes to any date or destination up to two hours before departure.
The flights will provide customers in Northern Ireland with more opportunity to reconnect with friends and family across the country or book a long-awaited break and explore more of the UK this summer.
EasyJet will also be returning to Leeds Bradford and East Midlands airports with new flights to and from Belfast International Airport, routes previously served by the Stobart Air-operated Aer Lingus Regional, providing key connectivity between the regions.
The airline has also put over 60,000 additional seats on sale across existing routes from Belfast International to Birmingham from 3 July operating 22 times a week; to Manchester from 9 July operating 27 times a week; to Edinburgh from 2 July operating 22 times a week; and to Glasgow from 2 July operating 20 times a week.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager commented:
“We know our customers can’t wait to be reunited with friends and family or have more opportunity to explore the UK so these additional new routes from Belfast International should prove popular and will further strengthen our UK domestic network providing customers with even more choice, with more seats on domestic flights from Northern Ireland than any other airline.
“We were sorry to see the news about Stobart Air and so are pleased to continue to provide key regional connectivity from Belfast International Airport to East Midlands and Leeds Bradford airports.
“We also know it is important to our customers to be reunited with loved ones overseas so we continue to urge the UK government to add more countries to the Green list – which can be done safely - to make this possible.
“We continue to have some of the most flexible policies currently in place so customers can book with confidence and change their plans if they need to, making travel as easy as possible this summer.”
Uel Hoey, Business Development Director for Belfast International Airport commented:
“We welcome these new routes with easyJet, which we have worked extremely hard to obtain over many years.”
All customers booking flights with easyJet benefit from industry leading flexible booking policies under its ‘Protection Promise’ which means that customers can book now with confidence that if their plans change, so can their booking.
All easyJet customers will now be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee, at any time up to two hours before departure, or request a voucher providing even more last-minute flexibility. Unlike other airlines, there are no restrictions on dates or destination; customers can transfer to any flights currently on sale up to the end of September 2022.
The safety and wellbeing of all customers and crew remains easyJet’s highest priority and the airline continues to have a number of biological safety measures in place onboard in line with guidance from the relevant authorities. This includes daily enhanced cabin disinfection effective in protecting against coronavirus for at least 24 hours and mandatory mask wearing for customers and crew. All easyJet aircraft are already fitted with HEPA filters, similar to those used in hospitals, which filter 99.97% of airborne contaminants in the cabin, including viruses and bacteria.
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