British Airways will launch service between Belfast City and Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford and Newquay Airports for summer 2021. In the coming weeks, the carrier will start operating 18 weekly flights with return fares from £48 each way.
On Wednesday (June 16, 2021), British Airways announced the launch of four new domestic routes from George Best Belfast City Airport for summer 2021. Over the coming weeks, the airline will start operating 18 weekly flights between Belfast and Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford and Newquay airports. The new routes complement existing service between Belfast and London City and London Heathrow airports. To celebrate the launch of the new routes, British Airways is offering return fares from only £48 each way.
In Wednesday’s announcement, BA CityFlyer’s Managing Director, Tom Stoddart, said,
“We’re delighted to announce these new services from Belfast, which will enhance our regional network and maintain vital connections between Northern Ireland and other key UK destinations. We're sure these routes will be popular with customers getting away for a UK holiday this summer, as well as those visiting friends and relatives, and we’ll continue to listen to their feedback about where they want to travel. We also welcome the recent announcement about the Northern Ireland Domestic Aviation Kickstart Scheme and await further details with great interest.”
Further commenting on British Airways’ Belfast expansion, Belfast City Airport’s Commercial Director, Katy Best, said,
“Continuity on these services is excellent news for domestic connectivity to and from Northern Ireland. Operated by Embraer 190 jets, these routes will greatly complement the existing British Airways services to London Heathrow and London City enabling passengers to enjoy the excellent British Airways experience to a greater number of destinations.”
As previously mentioned, the new routes will be operated with BA CityFlyer Embraer E190s. Additionally, IAG partner Aer Lingus is operating services between Belfast and Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham.
Source: British Airways