easyJet, the UK based airline, is increasing its flights between Belfast International Airport and Birmingham, in keeping with an increase in demand.
The airline is offering a second Sunday flight from Belfast to Birmingham, which will be added to the airline schedule from March 31, 2013. The airfares for the new flights are currently on sale at www.easyJet.com, with prices commencing from £22.99 one way.
The service to Birmingham from Belfast was only launched from October 28, 2012, and around 14,000 passengers have flown on the route since then.
Ali Gayward, the airline head for Northern Ireland, said, ‘We only launched our Birmingham route in October and due to an overwhelming demand for affordable fares, we are delighted to announce the doubling of our Sunday flights. This additional frequency will see an increase from 12 to 13 flights per week.
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 responding to demand and adding the extra service.
Sunday is a strong travelling day for both business commuters and people on weekend breaks, therefore doubling our Sunday offering will give our passengers further choice in flight times at affordable prices.
Earlier this month easyJet introduced allocated seating on all Belfast flights from 27 November. This, along with our Flexi fares reinforces easyJet’s position as Belfast’s leading airline for business passengers.’
The airline had earlier announced its allocated seating initiative on all flights from November 27, 2012, and the service will be available on all new and expanded routes.
The allocated seating includes a priority boarding system against a payment of a minimum of £3 per person. Passengers that purchase Speedy Boarding will be the first to board the airplane, followed by passengers requiring special assistance and families. All other passengers will only board the aircraft after these groups have embarked.