Belfast Telegraph

Ryanair's Belfast 2017 summer schedule includes flights to Berlin, London and Milan

Ryanair has launched its Belfast summer 2017 schedule with 11 routes including Berlin, London and Milan.

The airline says it will deliver over one million customers per annum and support over 800 on-site jobs at Belfast International - which will have three based aircraft.

Next year’s summer schedule will see more frequencies to sun destinations for family holidays.

In a statement on Tuesday, the budget airline confirmed 10 new routes will include two weekly to Lanzarote, Tenerife, Warsaw and five weekly to Malaga.

There will also be four daily routes to London Gatwick.

In Belfast, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said: “We are pleased to launch our Belfast summer 2017 schedule, which includes 10 new summer routes and our four times daily service to London Gatwick, which will deliver 10% growth to 1.1 million customers per annum and support over 800 jobs at Belfast Airport.

“Customers can look forward to even lower fares when they make advance bookings for summer 2017.

“As our recent guidance confirmed, Ryanair expects average fares to fall by between 10% to 12% in the 6 months to March 2017.”

Belfast International Airport Managing Director, Graham Keddie said: “Three based aircraft underlines Ryanair’s clear intention to go for growth in Northern Ireland. It’s a hugely significant investment in its new hub and one that is based on clear passenger demand.

“Ryanair said they would carry one million passengers in the first year of operation and I’m delighted to see that figure revised upwards.”

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