Aer Lingus adds more winter flights to Belfast from top UK cities

Oct 2, 2021

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Aer Lingus is ramping up its services to Belfast City Airport (BHD) this winter by adding more flights from London, Manchester and Edinburgh. The uptick in routes comes as relaxed travel protocols lead to more business travel and to families planning holidays again after 18 months of being grounded due to the pandemic.

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Ireland’s flagship airline is doubling its Manchester to Belfast routes from once to twice daily from 31 October, as it looks to offer more same-day travel options.

London Heathrow Airport will add two Belfast flights to its schedule, up to 21 flights per week. That was the amount of Belfast routes available before the coronavirus pandemic upended travel. And Edinburgh to Belfast flights will increase from daily services to 11 flights per week over the winter.

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Here are some examples of airfare prices (these include taxes and charges) for these new routes:

  • Manchester (MAN) to Belfast (BHD) from £29.99 each way
  • Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (BHD) from £29.99 each way
  • Heathrow (LHR) and Belfast (BHD) from £39.99 each way

The airline’s revised schedule also offers more flexibility for people desiring an overseas destination. The Belfast to Manchester route will connect travellers to Aer Lingus’ new direct flight from Manchester Airport to Barbados, providing its customers a gateway to the Caribbean. Direct flights to the Caribbean begin from 3 November with fares from £189 each way.

Related: Flying business class on Aer Lingus’ A321neo from Dublin to Philadelphia

The carrier in December is also debuting daily direct routes to New York City and four weekly flights to Orlando from Manchester.

“Aer Lingus is providing a significant increase in frequency between Belfast and London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh, reconnecting businesses, as well as friends and families in the U.K., that have been kept apart for too long,” Susanne Carberry, Aer Lingus chief customer officer, said in a statement from the airline.

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