Ryanair to cease operations in Northern Ireland


Ryanair has confirmed it is going to finish operations at each airports in Belfast.

The low-cost service will stop flights from Belfast City Airport in September and from Belfast International Airport in October.

Ryanair blamed the price of working on the airports in addition to a UK authorities “refusal to suspend or reduce” air passenger responsibility (APD).

Belfast International Airport mentioned it was upset however had anticipated the transfer and was partaking with different airways to switch the routes.

The airline mentioned the plane it used on routes to and from Belfast can be “reallocated to lower-cost airports elsewhere in the UK and Europe for the winter schedule, which starts in November”.

A spokesperson for Belfast International mentioned: “It is disappointing that Ryanair has now determined to withdraw operations from your entire Northern Ireland market on the finish of October, having variously had a presence in all three native airports lately.

“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.”

Ryanair at present gives routes from Belfast International Airport to Alicante, Malaga, Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk and Milan.

It solely recommenced flights at Belfast City Airport in May after an absence of 11 years.

The airline has been working flights to and from eight locations in mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and Italy.



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