The airline Aer Lingus  will add a new route from Belfast to Alicante along with additional frequent sun routes next year. This new schedule beginning April 2016 will offer five services a week to Costa Blanca in Alicante including weekend services.

Aer Lingus will also increase their flights to different routes such as Faro and Malaga from seven flights a week to nine which will add 40,000 extra seats for travellers and holiday goers.

Their route to Palma will increase with three extra services a week which will increase their passengers by an extra 25,000.  Overall, in their 2016 Summer schedule to and from Belfast, there are more than 100,000 extra seats have been added to their sun routes.

Mike Rutter, Belfast Aer Lingus chief commercial officer, said: “Aer Lingus was the fastest growing choice to the sun in Belfast in Summer 2015. This was achieved through a combination of the lowest fares in the market and the convenience of Belfast City Airport.

“We are confident that our choice of routes, combined with great service and great fares and the convenience of Belfast City Airport will appeal to Northern Ireland holidaymakers and entice them to make the smart choice and fly Aer Lingus.”

This announcement could come from a huge demand in 2015 for flights to the sun from George Best Belfast City Airport, which has resulted in Aer Lingus also introducing larger A320 planes on all sun routes in summer 2016.

Flights to Alicante start from £39.99 one-way, including taxes and charges.

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