EasyJet is ramping up its Belfast operations in the wake of Stobart Air’s collapse.

The UK-based carrier will launch flights from Belfast City to London Gatwick, which it says will it operate alongside its existing Belfast International-Gatwick service.

EasyJet at London Gatwick

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EasyJet aircraft operating at London Gatwick airport in August 2020

EasyJet will also begin flights from Belfast International to East Midlands and Leeds Bradford airports, and will increase frequencies on a number of existing routes from Belfast International.

In addition, the carrier has put over 60,000 additional seats on sale across existing routes from Belfast International to Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow from July.

“We were sorry to see the news about Stobart Air and so are pleased to continue to provide key regional connectivity from Belfast International Airport to East Midlands and Leeds Bradford airports, as well as launching EasyJet operations for the very first time from Belfast City Airport to London Gatwick,” says EasyJet UK country manager Ali Gayward.

“We also know it is important to our customers to be reunited with loved ones overseas so we continue to urge the UK government to add more countries to the green list – which can be done safely – to make this possible.”

British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer disclosed on 16 June that it will operate flights from Belfast City to Exeter, Leeds Bradford, Glasgow and Exeter this summer.