Ryanair Launches Winter Schedule from Belfast!

Ryanair has launched its Northern Ireland winter 2018 schedule, with 15 routes in total, including a new Belfast route to Manchester and the return of winter flights from Belfast to London, which will help deliver 1.1 million customers per annum through Ryanair’s two airports in Northern Ireland this year

Ryanair’s Northern Ireland winter 18 schedule will deliver:

At Belfast:

  • One new route to Manchester (two daily)
  • The return of winter flights to London (Stansted, three daily)
  • 13 routes in total
  • 955,000 customers per annum
  • 715* on-site jobs

At City of Derry:

  • Two routes: Glasgow (five weekly), Liverpool (four weekly)
  • 145,000 customers per annum
  • 110* on-site jobs

Northern Irish consumers and visitors can shortly book their holidays as far out as March 2019, on even lower fares, and enjoy the latest ‘Always Getting Better’ improvements including:

Price Promise – find a cheaper fare and we’ll refund the difference + £5 to your My Ryanair account
Punctuality Promise – 90 per cent of our flights will be on time
Lower checked-in bag fees – £25, bigger allowance (20kg)
Connecting flights at Rome, Milan & Porto with more airports to follow
Ryanair Rooms with 10 per cent Travel Credit

Ryanair will continue to connect Northern Ireland with major business centres on high frequency, low fare services including Glasgow (five weekly), London (three daily), and Manchester (two daily), with better timings and lower fares, making Ryanair the ideal choice for Northern Ireland’s business and leisure customers and visitors.

However, given the uncertainty surrounding Brexit in March 2019, Ryanair reiterated the need for clarity before it publishes its summer 2019 schedule in the second quarter of 2018. Ryanair warned it may be forced to cancel flights and move some, or all, of its UK based aircraft to Continental Europe from April 2019 onwards should the legal basis for the operation of flights between the UK and the EU by autumn 2018 remain undefined.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “We are pleased to launch our Northern Ireland winter 2018 schedule, which includes a new Belfast route to Manchester and the return of winter flights from Belfast to London, and 15 routes in total, which will deliver 1.1 million customers through Northern Ireland’s airports this year. Northern Irish customers and visitors can book our Winter 2018 seats from next month, as fares continue to fall, so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair.

“We remain concerned at the uncertainty which surrounds the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU in March 2019. While we continue to campaign for the UK to remain in the EU Open Skies agreement, we caution that should the UK leave, there may not be sufficient time, or goodwill on both sides, to negotiate a timely replacement bilateral which could result in a disruption of flights between the UK and Europe for a period of time from April 2019 onwards, and/or the cancellation of flights and routes, and the movement of our based aircraft to Continental Europe.

“To celebrate the launch of our Northern Ireland winter 2018 schedule we are releasing seats for sale from just £14.99 for travel in March which are available for booking until midnight Monday (26 Feb).”