- Belfast to Manchester, UK goes twice daily
- Belfast to Edinburgh increases to 11 flights per week
- Two additional services to London Heathrow, restoring the full 21 flights per week as operated pre-pandemic, fares from £39.99 each-way
- Fares to Manchester and Edinburgh from £29.99 each-way
- Connecting Northern Ireland with Aer Lingus direct to the Caribbean and North America, fares from £189 each-way
- On sale now
Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus and Belfast City Airport are pleased to announce that from 31 October, Aer Lingus will significantly increase its services from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow, Manchester, and Edinburgh. Belfast to Manchester will increase from its current daily schedule to twice daily flights; Belfast to London Heathrow will gain a further two services bringing it to the full 21 flights per week as operated pre-pandemic; and Belfast to Edinburgh will increase its daily schedule to 11 flights per week over the winter.
The Belfast to Manchester route will operate twice daily, with fares starting from £29.99 each way, including taxes and charges. The Belfast to Edinburgh route will operate 11 flights per week, daily on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and twice daily on Thursdays, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with fares starting from £29.99 each way, including taxes and charges. Belfast to Heathrow will gain a further two services, on Monday and Saturday, with fares starting from £39.99 each way, including taxes and charges.
From 03rd November, Belfast to Manchester flight EI 302, will connect with Aer Lingus’ new direct flight EI 031, from Manchester Airport to Barbados, connecting Northern Irish customers to the Caribbean for the first time with Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus’ Manchester to Barbados route will operate 3 flights per week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) through to the end of April ’22. Fares start from £259 each way, including taxes and charges.
From 1st December, Northern Irish customers will be able to connect on to Aer Lingus’ new direct services daily from Manchester Airport to New York, JFK and four weekly flights from 11th December from Manchester to Orlando. Fares start from £189 each way, including taxes and charges.
Susanne Carberry, Chief Customer Officer at Aer Lingus, said:
“We are delighted to be able to provide a significant increase in frequency from Belfast to London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh and be able to reconnect businesses, as well as friends and families in the UK that have been kept apart for too long. We are also excited to be able to connect Northern Irish customers with our new Manchester routes to Barbados, New York, JFK and Orlando.
Safety remains our priority at Aer Lingus and we continue to implement measures such as mask requirements and additional cleaning, as has been in practice across the airline for the past year. We are also committed to making the flight experience as comfortable as possible and customers can enjoy our in-flight food, drink and entertainment services on board.”
Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, said:
“This is a really strong schedule from Aer Lingus that will serve passengers extremely well throughout the winter months as they resume business travel and embark on more non-essential leisure trips.
“With a twice daily service to Manchester, passengers can benefit from same-day travel options, and the return to pre-pandemic frequency for the Heathrow service is a reflection of the increased demand for travel to and from London.
“Aer Lingus offers an excellent service with which our passengers are familiar, and enjoy peace of mind that additional safety measures continue to be in place both on board and in the terminal.”
Before travelling, Aer Lingus customers are advised to use the airline’s new online travel support tool to search by destination and retrieve up-to-date tailored travel information based on their specific circumstances including vaccination status, return travel and flight connection requirements. Should plans change, customers can also avail of the ‘Book with Confidence’ flexible booking proposition until 31 December 2021.
For more information and for bookings, visit aerlingus.com.
Notes to editor
Belfast to Manchester: Currently a daily service, this will increase to twice daily from 31st October.
Belfast to Edinburgh: Currently a daily service, this will increase to 11 flights per week from 31st October.
Belfast to London, Heathrow: Three flights daily from 31st October.
Manchester-Barbados: operating non-stop from Manchester Airport to Barbados, 2 flights per week (Wednesday, Saturday) from 20th Oct to the 30th October, increasing to 3 flights per week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) from November through to the end of April ’22.
Manchester to New York, JFK: Daily flights, non-stop from Manchester Airport to New York, JFK from 1st December.
Manchester to Orlando: 4 flights per week, non-stop from Manchester Airport to Orlando from 11th December.
Aer Lingus Travel Support Tool
Aer Lingus has introduced a new digital Travel Support Tool designed to remove confusion regarding travel restrictions and entry requirements for all Aer Lingus destinations. The interactive tool on aerlingus.com, powered by Sherpa, allows Aer Lingus customers to search destinations and retrieve up-to-date tailored travel information based on their specific circumstances including vaccination status, return travel and flight connection requirements.
Aer Lingus Book with Confidence Policy
Aer Lingus’ Book with Confidence policy allows all customers travelling with the airline to change their travel dates free of charge, and as many times as they wish, up to two hours before they travel until. The flexible booking policy is available on all bookings up until 31st December 2021.
Most fares* also include the option to exchange for a guaranteed voucher up to 14 days before travel. In addition, those who booked Advantage, Flex, Business or Business Flex fares have the option of a cash refund if they decide not to travel.
*Fare types includes: Plus, Smart, Advantage, Flex, Business or Business Flex fare.
Source: Aer Lingus