Thursday, 27 September 2012

Easyjet Adds Extra Belfast-London Gatwick flight ©

Image: Easyjet Corporate 

Easyjet is to increase its flights between Belfast International Airport and London Gatwick in response to high demand from 20th December with an additional sector added to the scheduled increasing to five daily flights.

The new sector will depart Belfast International 1015 and London Gatwick 1205.

EasyJet launched its Belfast International to London Gatwick service in February 2003 and has flown 3.3 million passengers on the route. The additional frequency will add an estimated 80,000 passengers per year, taking the total to 400,000.

EasyJet also flies to London Luton, London Stansted and London Southend from Belfast International and recently celebrated hitting the milestone of 20,000 passengers flying on its London routes each week.

Easyjet Commerical Manager Ali Gayward said "London Gatwick is performing really well for us. We operate the first flight out of Belfast in the morning and the last flight home. Our aim has always been to make travel easy and affordable and we’re delighted to be able to show further commitment to Northern Ireland by adding the extra service.

“We now operate flights to 4 London airports, offering our passengers the best access to London from Belfast. Also, our one-way fares mean that you can fly to one London airport and return from another – which gives you further choice in flight times, price and location.

“We launched our Belfast International to London Southend operation in April and the speed of this route including: getting off the aircraft, exiting the terminal, a 2-minute walk to the train station and a direct service to London Liverpool Street in under 55 minutes – is proving a huge success with our business passengers. Already 50,000 passengers have flown to this London airport with us.”

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