EasyJet has launched the only daily service between Birmingham Airport and Belfast International Airport. The new A320 service will increase on October 29 to two flights a day on weekdays and one on weekends. The low-cost carrier said the route was aimed at the region’s business passengers by providing a regular service between the two cities.
The route was previously operated by the now defunct bmibaby until it consolidated its operations at Belfast George Best City Airport in 2011. Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK commercial manager said: “We’re excited to be celebrating easyJet’s first year-round route from Birmingham. The move marks easyJet’s commitment to strengthening its network across the UK with a particular focus on supporting business passengers. “Our schedule, with flights operating at peak morning and evening times, also reflects our continued focus on meeting the needs of business travellers, as well as offering leisure travellers affordable access to Northern Ireland.” A second new route between Birmingham and Stockholm will also begin operating on October 29, courtesy of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). The new daily SAS service, the only one operating between the two cities, will be mainly serviced with a 120-seat B737-600 aircraft. Martyn Lloyd, commercial director for Birmingham Airport, said: “We’re delighted that SAS has recognised the need for services to Stockholm for Midlands’ business and leisure travellers and has taken the decision to expand its route network from Birmingham Airport. We look forward to welcoming passengers on the services this winter to Sweden’s wonderful capital city.”Source: New Routes, Oliver Clark
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