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British Airways to add four routes from Belfast

British Airways is to open four new domestic routes from Belfast this summer, with some services on routes lost in the Stobart Air collapse.

The airline’s CityFlyer brand will start to operate 18 flights a week between George Best Belfast City Airport and Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford and Newquay airports in the coming weeks.

These will run alongside existing BA services between Belfast and London City and Heathrow.

Fares start from £48 each way.


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Regional carrier Stobart Air called in the liquidator earlier this month, with 12 routes affected. They included services from Belfast to Edinburgh; Exeter; East Midlands; Leeds Bradford; Birmingham and Manchester.

Tom Stoddart, managing director of BA CityFlyer, which will operate the routes, said: “We’re delighted to announce these new services from Belfast, which will enhance our regional network and maintain vital connections between Northern Ireland and other key UK destinations.

“We’re sure these routes will be popular with customers getting away for a UK holiday this summer, as well as those visiting friends and relatives, and we’ll continue to listen to their feedback about where they want to travel.”

Katy Best, commercial director at Belfast City, said: “Continuity on these services is excellent news for domestic connectivity to and from Northern Ireland. Operated by Embraer 190 jets, these routes will greatly complement the existing British Airways services to Heathrow and London City enabling passengers to enjoy the excellent British Airways experience to a greater number of destinations.”

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