Ryanair returns to Belfast City after 11 years

Ryanair has made a return to Belfast City airport after more than a decade with a summer schedule to Portugal, Spain and Italy.

Five destinations will be served from this week in Portugal and Spain followed by Italy in July.

Ryanair will operate up to 14 flights a week to Faro.

Alicante, Malaga and Majorca will also be served up to 14 times a week, with ten a week to Barcelona throughout the summer season.

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The inaugural flights mark the return of Ryanair to Belfast City airport following an 11-year absence.

The airline will add flights to Valencia, Ibiza, and Milan on July 1, 2, and 3 respectively.

Airport commercial director Katy Best said: “With travel restrictions easing, we are seeing an increase in demand from passengers keen to return to flying and travelling internationally.

“Welcoming Ryanair’s first flights today is significant as it marks the start of a busy summer schedule from Belfast City airport.”

Ryanair marketing director Dara Brady added: “We’re delighted to be returning to Belfast City airport this summer, offering the lowest fares to our customers holidaying in popular European hotspots.

“The successful rollout of the UK vaccination programme coupled with the easing of travel restrictions has given a much-needed boost to consumer confidence and we look forward to welcoming our customers on flights to Spain, Portugal and Italy this summer.”

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