easyJet celebrated flying 70 million passengers milestone to and from Belfast International Airport in February. To mark the occassion Belfast International Airport surprised a lucky family with free flights.

easyJet’s plans for expansion at Belfast International Airport this summer which will see an additional  eighth Airbus A320 family aircraft (A320neo) join the base from next summer along with the launch of two new summer routes from Belfast to the popular Greek island of Rhodes and Antalya in Turkey.

Belfast International Airport Business Development Director, said “This is a truly astonishing achievement by easyJet in Belfast. They have revolutionised air travel to and from Northern Ireland for so many people since September 1998. The upstart back then has become Northern Ireland’s essential mainstay in 2023.”

easyJet’s UK Country Manager Ali Gayward, said “We are so proud to be in Belfast marking a key milestone for us as today we celebrate flying 70 million passengers from Belfast International Airport. Our first flight from Belfast to London Luton took off for the first time 24 years ago and since then we’ve been committed to Belfast and to providing great value fares and convenient connections for our customers in Northern Ireland, whether they’re travelling for business or leisure. And of course, I have to thank our fantastic customers for their loyalty and support and, we remain excited about the future at Belfast.”

The airline launched services from Belfast in 1998 and since introducing its first flight to London Luton. EasyJet has been the largest airline in Northern Ireland and now offers 34 routes across 9 countries in the UK, Europe and the Middle East to popular leisure and business destinations including Manchester, Liverpool, Jersey, Amsterdam, Tenerife, Geneva, Nice, and Paris.

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