British Airways CityFlyer launches 4 new routes from Belfast City
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Stepping in to fill the void left by the demise of Stobart Air, British Airways’ CityFlyer is launching four new domestic routes from Belfast this summer to give travellers more holiday options to the rest of the U.K.
Until 31 August, BA’s regional airline will run 18 flights a week from George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Exeter (EXT), Glasgow (GLA), Leeds Bradford (LBA) and Newquay (NWY), which will be handled by BA’s existing fleet of Embraer 190 passenger jets.
The new routes will operate with the following frequencies:
- Belfast City (BHD) to Exeter (EXT) — Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
- Belfast City (BHD) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) — every day but Saturdays
- Belfast City (BHD) to Newquay (NQY) — Wednesdays & Saturdays
- Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) — every day but Saturdays
You can book flights at BA.com now with rates beginning from £48 each way.
The new routes are the latest from BA, which this summer has already expanded the reach of its regional carrier with new short-haul jaunts across Europe.
“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 U.K. destinations,” CityFlyer Managing Director Tom Stoddart said in a press release.
The sudden loss of Stobart Air just days ago left a dozen short-haul routes from Ireland abandoned. CityFlyer’s hoping to capitalise on the loss of Stobart by offering connections to the mainland.
Similarly, EasyJet announced on Thursday that it’s planning to launch 12 new domestic routes this summer in order to provide the connections to Northern Ireland left in the absence of Stobart.
BA didn’t mention plans for the fall in its announcement, likely because there remains so much uncertainty over non-essential international travel from the U.K. But for the remainder of the summer, at least, customers looking for a quick and easy holiday getaway have more options.
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