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Ryanair Announces New Routes For Belfast International Airport

By Dave Simpson
Ryanair Announces New Routes For Belfast International Airport

Ryanair has announced four new routes for Belfast International Airport.


According to a statement published on, the four new routes will operate to Budapest, Cardiff, Mallorca, and Valencia as part of Ryanair's summer 2023 schedule for Belfast International Airport.


The statement published on quoted Ryanair director of digital & marketing Dara Brady as saying, "We are pleased to announce four additional routes at our new base at Belfast International for summer '23 to the exciting destinations of Budapest, Cardiff, Mallorca, and Valencia. We will operate 16 total routes and two based aircraft representing an investment of $200 million and the creation of over 800 direct/indirect jobs at Belfast International.

"To encourage additional investment from all airlines from next summer onward, the UK government must immediately scrap ADP taxes for all flights, which currently put the UK at risk of losing air traffic to competing European countries."

The statement published on quoted Belfast International Airport director Graham Keddie as saying, "The addition of a further four new routes by Ryanair is a fantastic way to end 2022. These exciting new destinations, particularly Budapest and Cardiff, which are both previously unserved, are most welcome and will provide further connectivity from Northern Ireland. From March 2023 Ryanair will now operate 16 new routes and base two aircraft providing a real boost to the local tourism and business economy."

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