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Passengers arriving at Belfast International Airport yesterday as flights resume

Passengers arriving at Belfast International Airport yesterday as flights resume

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Karen Jones with parents Jim and Maureen Hunter

Karen Jones with parents Jim and Maureen Hunter

Linda Henry and daughter Philippa Haire

Linda Henry and daughter Philippa Haire

Claire Brown

Claire Brown

Passengers arriving at Belfast International Airport yesterday as flights resume

Almost three months after being grounded by coronavirus, easyJet returned to the skies above Northern Ireland yesterday.

After a long hibernation, the reawakening of the aviation industry, it seems, will be a slow and steady process.

Swathes of empty spaces remained in the main car park at Belfast International Airport yesterday. Travellers came, one by one, every few minutes.