easyJet expands Belfast base with 8th aircraft


Leading UK low-cost airline easyJet (U2/EZY) has placed its 8th Airbus A320 aircraft at Belfast International Airport (BFS/EGAA) for the launch of easyJets new service to Rhodes, Greece.

The airline is operating its biggest ever network from Northern Ireland this summer with a 23% increase of capacity compared to pre-pandemic levels offering up to 4.7 million seats.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the arrival of our eighth aircraft in Belfast today and to be celebrating the launch of our new summer route to Rhodes, both of which are a testament to our continued success and commitment to our customers by providing greater choice and direct connectivity to more of the fantastic destinations Europe has to offer, for what will be our biggest ever summer in Northern Ireland.

“We are proud to be the largest airline in Northern Ireland and the expansion of our fleet and strengthening of our network at Belfast International demonstrates our confidence in the resilient strength of demand for travel in the UK, with customers choosing us for our trusted brand, unrivalled network and great value fares and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board.”

Graham Keddie, managing director, Belfast International Airport said: “easyJet are a key strategic partner at Belfast International Airport and the addition of an eighth Airbus aircraft to its already substantial base here is further commitment of the importance of Belfast International to the easyJet network.  Rhodes is always a firm and growing favourite with local holidaymakers and we are delighted to see it added to the overall easyJet network from Belfast International Airport.  We are looking forward to a busy summer season ahead with even more choice available for passengers direct from their local airport.

We have been working together for almost 25 years; serving over 70million passengers in that time.  We look forward to our ongoing relationship and will continue to work closely to develop a range of services to provide essential connectivity and destination choice for local travellers.”

There are now 29 destinations available from Belfast with easyJet.

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