Ryanair To End All Of Its Flights Out Of Northern Ireland
Ryanair will end all of its current flights out of Northern Ireland by the end of October.
As reported by The Irish Independent, it is understood Ryanair will it end its flights from Belfast City Airport to Alicante, Barcelona, Faro, Ibiza Malaga, Milan, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia on September 12, and Belfast International Airport has confirmed that the airline will subsequently end its flights from Belfast International Airport to Alicante, Barcelona (Girona), Gdansk, Krakow, London Stansted, Malaga, Malta, Manchester, Milan (Bergamo) and Warsaw on October 30.
Flights from Belfast City Airport to sun destinations had reportedly been due to finish at the end of the summer.
Cessation Of City Of Derry Airport Ryanair Flights
The ending of Ryanair flights from the Belfast City and International airports will follows the end of the airline's flights from City of Derry Airport, which ceased earlier this year.
Belfast City Airport Spokesperson Statement
A Belfast City Airport spokesperson reportedly that the routes had only been seasonal.
Belfast International Airport Spokesperson Statements
The Irish Independent quotes a Belfast International Airport spokesperson as saying, "It is disappointing that Ryanair has now decided to withdraw operations from the entire Northern Ireland market at the end of October, having variously had a presence in all three local airports in recent years.
"It has been a difficult period for aviation and a time when consumers need some stability and faith in the Northern Ireland air transport network."
However, the spokesperson reportedly said that Ryanair's decision was not unexpected.
The Irish Independent quotes the spokesperson as saying, "As we have been anticipating such a move, we have been engaging with our existing and other new airlines to provide continuity on the routes to be vacated by Ryanair, and to help sustain employment in the aviation industry at a local level in Northern Ireland. To this end, we hope to be able to make announcements regarding fresh route development in the near future."
Aviation Analyst Twitter Alert
Aviation analyst Sean M reportedly suggested on the morning of Monday August 23 that Ryanair would be ending its flights out of Northern Ireland in a tweet that reportedly stated, "Ryanair appear to have removed all Belfast International flights from sale after October 30 2021. The airline is also expected to leave Belfast City on September 12 2021.
"If true, it will mean no Ryanair flights in Northern Ireland."
Ryanair reportedly have not yet responded to a request for comment by The Irish Independent.
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