It was announced this morning that Ryanair confirmed that they will indeed be opening a new base at Belfast International Airport from March with a four times daily service to London Gatwick.

The new base at Belfast International will grow from one aircraft to three aircraft with five more new routes being added from October 2016 which are yet to be decided and announced. The airline expects that this will help deliver more than a million new customers and create an additional 750 jobs for the airport.

Chief Commercial Officer of Ryanair David O’Brien spoke in Belfast saying : “Our four times daily Belfast–Gatwick service will be ideal for both business and leisure customers and we look forward to growing routes, traffic, jobs and tourism in Belfast in the coming months and years. Our customers can look forward to further improvements in the coming months, including our personalised website, with exciting new digital features such as real customer destination reviews, under our ‘Always Getting Better’ programme, as we continue to offer so much more than just the lowest fares.”

It was announced that over a hundred thousand seats would be released at prices from £9.99 for travel from March to May but would have to be booked Monday 11th January. Customers have been encouraged to visit the Ryanair website if they are interested in fares or more information. You can find this website by clicking here.


Ryanair pulled out of Belfast City Airport in 2010 because of undertakings over a runaway extension had not been progressed.

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