Belfast Telegraph

easyJet to expand base at Belfast International Airport with new aircraft

EasyJet have announced plans to expand their Northern Ireland base at Belfast International Airport.

From summer 2018, easyJet say they will operate more than 32 flights per day between Belfast and London.

An additional 6,000 seats has also been added for routes this winter.

The airline company will introduce a new A320 aircraft which is scheduled for delivery in June 2018.

This new aircraft will remain based in Belfast throughout the year.

UK Commercial manager for easyJet, Ali Gayward said:"We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating further expansion at Belfast Airport. The addition of another aircraft will help us to deliver long term, sustainable growth at the base providing passengers with a greater range of destinations, all with low fares and great service.

"easyJet is the largest airline in Northern Ireland and we have been committed to Belfast airport for over 19 years. We are proud to have carried over 50 million passengers in that time."

Graham Keddie, Managing Director at Belfast International Airport, said: "We are pleased once again to acknowledge easyJet's strong focus on developing the UK market by adding a sixth aircraft to their Belfast base. 

"As Northern Ireland's leading airline they continue to be a strong supporter of the local economy creating even more capacity and choice for Northern Ireland consumers."

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