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Ryanair opens Belfast base and launches new London Gatwick route

Ryanair-12 3Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, has officially opened its new base at Belfast International and launched its new 4 times daily service to London Gatwick, which will increase to 5 times daily as part of its winter 2016 schedule. The winter 2016 schedule will also include 7 new routes to Alicante, Berlin, Krakow, Lanzarote, Malaga, Milan and Tenerife, which will deliver over 1m customers p.a. and support 750* jobs at Belfast International Airport.

Ryanair’s Belfast Winter 2016 schedule will deliver:

  • 3 based aircraft
  • 7 new routes to: Alicante (2 wkly), Berlin (3 wkly), Krakow (3 wkly), Lanzarote (2 wkly), Malaga (3 wkly), Milan (2 wkly) & Tenerife (2 wkly)
  • More flights to: London Gatwick (5 daily)
  • 8 routes in total
  • Over 1m customers p.a.
  • 750* “on-site” jobs p.a.

These new Belfast routes make Ryanair the ideal choice for NI business and leisure customers, who can now choose from 8 Belfast routes in winter 2016 and look forward to further improvements, under Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme, which includes more routes, a new app, new cabin interiors and new crew uniforms.

In Belfast, Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Executive, Lisa Buckley said:

“We are pleased to open our new Belfast base and launch our London Gatwick service (4 x daily) with more new routes to come for winter 2016, which include Alicante, Berlin, Krakow, Lanzarote, Malaga, Milan and Tenerife, as well as extra flights to London Gatwick (5 x daily), which will deliver over 1m customers p.a. and support 750 jobs at our Belfast International base.

Our 4 times daily London Gatwick service, which will increase to 5 times daily for winter, is the ideal choice for both business and leisure customers and we look forward to growing routes, traffic and jobs in Belfast in the coming months and years.

To celebrate the launch of our new Belfast base, we are releasing 100,000 seats for sale across our European network from just £19.99, which are available for booking until Wednesday (30 Mar). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto and avoid missing out.”

Graham Keddie, Managing Director, Belfast International Airport said: “We are delighted to welcome Ryanair to our portfolio of airlines based at Belfast International Airport.  Today’s London Gatwick launch is the first of eight new services that Ryanair will start operating from Belfast International Airport. Not only will these services bring more choice than ever for local travellers but they are also creating direct access into Germany and Italy which are key markets for inbound tourism and economic development.

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