easyJet, one of the largest low cost carriers (LCC) in Europe, has announced two new routes from its Northern Ireland base at Belfast International Airport. Starting in summer 2014, easyJet will introduce new nonstop flights from Belfast to Bordeaux, France and Jersey in the Channel Islands.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Northern Ireland head had this to say about the expansion:
We’re pleased to mark this important anniversary for easyJet by announcing two new routes for Northern Ireland. From summer 2014 we will introduce flights to Bordeaux and Jersey to offer a range of new holiday and business connections to and from Northern Ireland…. Since we launched our first flight to Belfast in 1998 over 32 million people have chosen to fly with us. Today we’re saying thank you to all those passengers who have helped make easyJet Northern Ireland’s largest airline. Belfast was one of our first bases outside Luton and we look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries here.
easyJet has six aircraft based at Belfast, and will serve 24 destinations from the airport once the two new destinations are inaugurated. easyJet as a whole has a fleet of 194 aircraft (consisting of 138 Airbus A319s and 56 Airbus A320s) serving 138 destinations across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.