27 Apr 2016

Further expansion from Ryanair at BFS

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (27 Apr) further expanded its Belfast winter 2016 schedule with 3 new routes to Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw, in addition to the 7 new routes announced earlier to Alicante, Berlin, Krakow, Lanzarote, Malaga, Milan and Tenerife, as well as extra daily flights (5) to London Gatwick, which will deliver over1m customers p.a. and support 750* jobs at Belfast International Airport.

Ryanair’s Belfast W 2016 schedule will deliver:

  • 3 based aircraft

  • 10 new routes to: Alicante (2 wkly), Berlin (3 wkly), Gdansk (2 wkly), Krakow (3 wkly), Lanzarote (2 wkly),

        Malaga (3 wkly), Milan (2 wkly), Tenerife (2 wkly), Warsaw (2 wkly) & Wroclaw (2 wkly)

  • More flights to: London Gatwick (5 daily)

  • 11 routes in total

  • 60 weekly flights

  • Over 1m customers p.a.

  • 750* “on-site” jobs p.a.

These new Belfast routes make Ryanair the perfect choice for NI business and leisure customers, who can now choose from 11 Belfast routes in winter 2016 at the lowest fares and look forward to further improvements, under Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme, which includes more new routes, new digital features, new cabin interiors and even more low fares.

Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said:

“We are pleased to launch 3 new routes from our Belfast base to Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw, as part of our winter 2016 schedule, in addition to the 7 new routes announced earlier to Alicante, Berlin, Krakow, Lanzarote, Malaga, Milan and Tenerife, and the extra flights to London Gatwick (5 x daily), which will deliver over 1 million customers p.a. and support 750 jobs at Belfast International Airport. Our new Polish routes will be ideal for both business and leisure customers and we look forward to growing routes, traffic and jobs in Belfast in the coming months and years.

To celebrate, we are releasing seats for sale from just £19.99 our new Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw routes, which are available for booking until Wednesday (4 May) for travel in November and December. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

Belfast International Airport Managing Director, Graham Keddie, said: 

“This is more fantastic news from Ryanair. It means that this winter should be one of our busiest ever. Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw follow Krakow and deliver a very comprehensive network to a new and important Polish market. We currently stand as the eleventh largest airport in the UK, but I expect that with continuing airline expansion and growth in passenger numbers, we will break into the 'Top Ten' before too long. The airport is delivering real economic benefit for Northern Ireland and that means new employment and business opportunities. These new Polish routes are delivered without any government support and show only a fraction of what could be achieved if APD were removed. Despite this ‘headwind’, we’re making great progress and have reason to believe we can maintain the momentum.”


*ACI research confirms up to 750 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers

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