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Jet2 to offer one-off New York flight from Belfast

By Rachel Martin

Northern Ireland holidaymakers will be able to fly directly to the US once again this December - on a one-off flight to Newark.

The news comes just a fortnight after the last scheduled flight from Belfast International Airport touched down in the US.

Airline Jet2.com confirmed the flight will be a one-off journey aimed at Northern Ireland holidaymakers wanting to take in the bright lights of New York, but it will not be a replacement for the former United route. The flight will leave Belfast International Airport on Thursday, December 14, and will fly directly to Newark with a return flight scheduled four days later.

Jet2.com chief Steve Heapy said: "It's clear how much our customers love New York, so we are delighted to add our first ever flight from Belfast, giving customers in Northern Ireland a chance to see the Big Apple."

Belfast International Airport boss Graham Keddie has previously said the airport was "very close" to securing a replacement carrier to the US.

It's understood the airport is still in talks with three airlines.

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