EasyJet is adding new domestic UK routes from both Belfast airports to replace capacity lost following the latest collapse of regional carrier Flybe.
The budget airline will add 140,000 seats from Belfast International and Belfast City airports to London Gatwick, London Luton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester.
The move comes after Flybe, which had flown from Belfast City, went into administration in January 2023 - less than one year after resuming services following a previous collapse in early 2020.
EasyJet’s expansion from Northern Ireland’s capital includes new routes from Belfast City to London Luton and Manchester airports, which will start on 26 June. The airline will also base one aircraft at Belfast City from June allowing it to provide a new early morning departure to Gatwick.
Ali Gayward, easyJet's UK country manager, said: “We are delighted to be providing customers with even more direct and convenient domestic connections that we know will prove popular for business and leisure travellers alike.
“We’re further strengthening our network from Northern Ireland by offering even more seats on key domestic routes and launching two new routes to serve customers travelling between Belfast City and the major hubs of London and Manchester.”