Ryanair launches Belfast Winter 2017 Schedule

9 Mar 2017

Ryanair today announced its 2017 Winter Schedule, highlighting a new route to Malta and bringing the total of number of Ryanair routes from Belfast International Airport to twelve. This sees Ryanair grows its Belfast traffic by 85%.

The routes will bring 1.3m customers to the airport each year and support 975* jobs at Belfast Airport

Launching the schedule, Ryanair Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs, said: “We are pleased to launch our 2017 Belfast winter schedule from Belfast International Airport, as we almost double our traffic at Belfast International Airport. These new routes will go on sale on the Ryanair.com website later today as we continue to grow our Belfast traffic, tourism and jobs.

 “We are also pleased to report record bookings on our Belfast summer 2017 schedule and customers can look forward to even lower fares so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair. We urge all customers who wish to book their holidays to do so now on the Ryanair.com website or mobile app, where they can avail of the lowest fare air travel to and from Belfast.

“To celebrate the launch of our Belfast winter 2017 schedule, we are releasing seats on our new Belfast-Malta route from just £24.99, for travel in October and November, which will be available for booking until midnight Friday (10 Mar). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

Belfast International Airport’s Business Development Director welcomed Ryanair’s schedule, adding, “We are delighted to see Ryanair continue to develop their network from Belfast with the provision of routes to the UK, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the Canary Islands now supplemented by a new service to Malta, which is certain to be popular with Northern Ireland travellers.

Ryanair will continue to connect Belfast with major business and leisure centres on high frequency, low fare services including London Gatwick (5 daily), with better timings and lower fares, making Ryanair the ideal choice for Northern Irish business and leisure customers.

Ryanair’s Belfast winter 2017 schedule will deliver:

  • 1 new route to: Malta (2 wkly)
  • 12 routes in total
  • 61 weekly flights
  • 1.3m customers p.a. (+600,000)
  • 975* “on-site” jobs p.a.

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

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