Budget airline easyJet has announced a new service between Belfast International Airport and Birmingham Airport.
The new route will bring the number of destinations served by easyJet from Belfast up to 23 – the highest number of routes the airline has operated from the airport.
The inaugural flight between Belfast and Birmingham will take off on 22 October and for the first week will be a once-daily service.
However, from 29 October the service will increase to two flights a day on weekdays, with one flight per day on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tickets will go on sale on from 23 April, with fares starting from £22.99 for a one-way ticket and £45.98 for a return fare including taxes.
“We are delighted to be starting this new route which demonstrates easyJet’s commitment to the Northern Ireland travelling public, and reflects the growing demand for business travel to and from Belfast,” said Ali Gayward, easyJet’s commercial manager.
“Our schedule, with flights operating at peak morning and evening times, also reflects our continued focus on meeting the needs of the business traveller, as well as offering leisure travellers affordable access to the Midlands.”
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