Budget carrier to launch Liverpool to Belfast link

Budget carrier easyJet is set to launch a new route between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport.

The flights will commence on July 1, and will operate six days of the week, initially, before increasing to a seven-day-a-week service.

It is part of easyJet’s expansion at Belfast.

The carrier trialled some routes at Belfast City Airport in 2010, but ceased operations a year later.

However, easyJet returned to the Northern Ireland airport last year, with a service to London Gatwick.

The airline has forecast that passenger levels at Belfast will return to pre-pandemic levels this year.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s country manager, said: “We are proud to be the largest airline in Northern Ireland and look forward to serving our customers in Belfast with more choice and great value fares, with our flying set to return to near 2019 levels this summer.”

Belfast City Airport chief, Matthew Hall, said the new Liverpool route will see easyJet operate a single daily service six days per week, rising to seven days from September.