Ryanair puts new Belfast International to Cardiff route on sale

Ryanair 737 at Cardiff Airport (Max Thrust Digital)
Ryanair 737 at Cardiff Airport (Max Thrust Digital)

Ryanair (FR/RYR) has put its new Cardiff (CWL/EGFF) to Belfast International (BFS/EGAA) on sale.

The new route will connect the Northern Irish capital with the Welsh capital twice weekly from the 29th of March 2023 operating on a Wednesday and Saturday through to the end of October.

The new route is part of a raft of new flights put on sale today from Belfast International which also includes Palma, Valencia and Budapest all operating twice weekly.

The increase will also see two based aircraft in Belfast and the budget airline covering around 140 flights per week.

Ryanair’s Director of Digital & Marketing, Dara Brady said: “We are pleased to announce 4 additional routes at our new base at Belfast International for Summer’23 to the exciting destinations of Budapest, Cardiff, Mallorca, and Valencia. We will operate 16 total routes and 2 based aircraft representing an investment of $200m and the creation of over 800 direct/indirect jobs at Belfast International.

To encourage additional investment from all airlines from next Summer onward, the UK Government must immediately scrap ADP taxes for all flights, which currently put the UK at risk of losing air traffic to competing European countries.

To celebrate today’s announcement, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from £29.99 for travel from April’23 until October’23, which must be booked by the 21st of Dec’22. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and book early to avoid missing out.”

Graham Keddie, Managing Director, Belfast International Airport said: “The addition of a further four new routes by Ryanair is a fantastic way to end 2022.  These exciting new destinations, particularly Budapest and Cardiff, which are both previously unserved, are most welcome and will provide further connectivity from Northern Ireland.  From March 2023 Ryanair will now operate 16 new routes and base two aircraft providing a real boost to the local tourism and business economy.”

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