EasyJet has today (August 19) celebrated flying 60 million passengers to and from Belfast.
One of Northern Ireland’s most popular radio stations u105, was at the airport broadcasting the celebrations live. Presenter Julian Simmons surprised two lucky travellers, Jenny Wambeek and Dave Gingell with a pair of easyJet return flights to celebrate the occasion.
The airline launched services from Belfast in 1998 and since introducing its first flight to London Luton, the airline has remained committed to the airport and customers in Northern Ireland by maintaining a continuous operation.
EasyJet added a sixth Airbus A320 family aircraft to the base last year which has provided even more seats for customers in Belfast flying to popular business destinations such as London Stansted, Newcastle and Edinburgh, as well as leisure destinations; the airline will fly even more seats this summer to Malaga, Faro and Palma Majorca. easyJet also links Belfast with more London airports than other airline, providing up to 200 flights a week.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating flying 60 million passengers from Belfast today.
“For more than two decades we are proud to have been providing passengers with an ever-growing range of destinations, all with low fares and great service.
“Our ongoing growth as the largest airline at Belfast International Airport demonstrates our long-term commitment to Northern Ireland.
“I have to thank our fantastic customers who travel to and from Belfast for their loyalty and support. We continue to be excited about the future at Belfast.”
EasyJet flies to 36 destinations from Belfast including a brand new, twice-weekly service to Marrakech which launches on 31 October 2019, with fares still available at easyJet.com from £35.99.