Ryanair has unveiled its winter schedules from Belfast International airport, with a total of seven new routes and increased frequencies on its Gatwick service.
The low-cost carrier will fly to Alicante, Berlin, Krakow, Lanzarote, Malaga, Milan and Tenerife from its Northern Irish base this winter, and will also increase its Belfast-Gatwick service to five-times daily.
Ryanair announced its return to Belfast in January, after an absence of over five years (see news January 6). The carrier had previously operated a base at Belfast City airport, but dropped services in 2010, at the time blaming delays to the airport’s new runway.
The airline has also announced a 28 per cent jump in its February traffic figures, with 7.4 million passengers travelling with Ryanair in February 2016, compared with 5.8 million in the same month last year.
The carrier’s rolling yearly traffic figures to February 2016 were also up by 17 per cent to 104.6 million passengers.