Alicante-Elche Airport has been included on Ryanair’s Northern Ireland summer schedule as the low-cost airline returns to Belfast for the first time in 11 years. The Costa Blanca route is one of eight popular international summer destinations being launched by Ryanair from Belfast City Airport, also including Faro, Málaga, Barcelona, Mallorca, Ibiza, Milan Bergamo and Valencia.
Seven flights a week are scheduled for Alicante, “flying on the lowest fares and with the option to avail of Ryanair’s ‘zero change fee’ offer should plans change”.
Ryanair said its decision to resume services from Belfast had been reinforced by the UK’s “highly successful rollout of their vaccination programme, which has seen almost 35 per cent of the adult population of Northern Ireland already vaccinated (and) gives Northern Ireland consumers confidence that summer travel will be possible”.
Welcoming the new service, Belfast City Airport CEO Brian Ambrose said, “This is excellent news for those in Northern Ireland considering a getaway this summer. The choice of routes offered by Ryanair will facilitate both city breaks and relaxing beach holidays for our passengers.
“Travel has been significantly restricted over the last 12 months and, as the vaccine rollout continues at pace and the restrictions ease, we expect there will be considerable demand for these routes, and we look forward to welcoming Ryanair customers through the terminal.”
Added Ryanair director of marketing Dara Brady, “We are delighted to make a return to Belfast City Airport this summer, having previously operated here in 2010… Northern Ireland consumers now have eight routes at low fares to some of the most popular summer holiday destinations in Spain, Portugal and Italy to choose from… A much-deserved getaway is only a click away.”
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