Posted on: 12 December 2014 by Ross McSweeny
From today, passengers will be able to fly between Belfast and Reykjavik each Monday and Friday on an Airbus A319 operated by easyJet.
“We are really excited to have launched Ireland’s first direct connection from Belfast International Airport to Reykjavik today,” explained Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK general manager. “This new year round service will bring the number of easyJet flights to Iceland up to 26 a week and we will carry in excess of 200,000 passengers per year to and from Reykjavik across all of these flights. Over 30,000 of these are expected to originate from Belfast.”
Graham Keddie, MD of Belfast International Airport, continued, “Our main priority is to invest in the provision of new and vital direct access channels from key source markets and the introduction of this new service, the only air link between the island of Ireland and Iceland, is a positive result for the airport.”
easyJet will also commence service between Belfast and Split, Croatia, in February 2015, and add 34 extra flights between Liverpool and Belfast.