EasyJet has welcomed an additional ninth aircraft , an Airbus A320neo to its base at Belfast International Airport, meaning the airline will operate its largest ever flying programme from Northern Ireland this summer, offering over 3.8 million seats . The airline will serve 46 routes across 12 countries in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and UK.

This week Easyjet commenced two new year-round routes to Larnaca (Cyprus) and Enfidha (Tunisia) operating up to three times weekly.

Belfast International Airport CEO Dan Owens said “easyJet have been a long term partner with us for over 25 years, flying over 75million passengers in that time.  The arrival of a ninth aircraft shows their commitment to the local market and firmly cements Belfast International Airport as one of easyJet’s top bases within their network.”

easyJet’s UK Country Manager Ali Gayward, said “We are delighted to be welcoming the ninth aircraft to our fleet in Belfast today and launching more new routes for what is set to be our biggest ever summer in Northern Ireland. We are proud to have flown over 75 million passengers to and from Belfast, which is a testament to our continued success and commitment to our customers in Northern Ireland who continue to choose us for our unrivalled network, fantastic service and great value fares.”

Since easyJet’s very first flight from Belfast to London Luton 25 years ago, the airline has flown over 75 million passengers from the airport and a record 4.6 million passengers to and from Northern Ireland during its 2023 financial year. The carrier now offers more seats from Belfast to the London area, Spain and Portugal than any other any other airline, providing over 90 flights a week from Belfast International.

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