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Aer Lingus sorry for Belfast flight diversion

Aer Lingus last night issued an apology to passengers after a flight due to land at Belfast City Airport was diverted at the last minute to Belfast International. (Brian Lawless/PA)
Aer Lingus last night issued an apology to passengers after a flight due to land at Belfast City Airport was diverted at the last minute to Belfast International. (Brian Lawless/PA)
Mark Bain

By Mark Bain

Aer Lingus last night issued an apology to passengers after a flight due to land at Belfast City Airport was diverted at the last minute to Belfast International.

The flight from Heathrow, which was due in the city around noon, instead landed at Belfast International and passengers were left to make their own way back to the city as alternative arrangements could not be made.

A spokesperson for the airline confirmed: "Aer Lingus flight EI931 from London Heathrow to Belfast City Airport diverted to Belfast International Airport earlier today due to landing restrictions in force at Belfast City Airport at the time. The limits relate to safe landing limits in wind conditions.

"Regrettably we were unable to secure group transport to transfer guests from Belfast International to Belfast City - but confirmed that we will fully reimburse transport costs of guests who used the widely available public transport options to return to BHD.

"Aer Lingus would like to sincerely apologise to our guests for this disruption to their travel plans this afternoon."

A return flight to Heathrow from Belfast City was subsequently cancelled, leaving further passengers unable to travel.

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