EasyJet have revealed that they intend to expand their Northern Ireland base at Belfast International Airport.
The plan reveals how easyJet will operate more than 32 flights per day between Belfast and London. The addition of these new flights means that 6000 extra seats will be available for winter routes in the future.
The airline will be introducing a new A320 aircraft in June 2018 which will be added to their fleet in order to provide these extra seats, and will remain based in Belfast throughout the year.
UK Commercial manager for easyJet, Ali Gayward said: "We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating further expansion at Belfast Airport.
The addition of another aircraft will help us to deliver long term, sustainable growth at the base providing passengers with a greater range of destinations, all with low fares and great service."easyJet is the largest airline in Northern Ireland and we have been committed to Belfast Airport for over 19 years.
We are proud to have carried over 50 million passengers in that time."EasyJet is the largest airline operating in Northern Ireland at the moment and has been based in Belfast International Airport for the last 19 years.
The company has carried over 50 million passengers in that time while serving 28 routes from the Scottish based airport, which is an amazing 636 flights a week.
Graham Keddie, Managing Director at Belfast International Airport, said: "We are pleased once again to acknowledge easyJet’s strong focus on developing the UK market by adding a sixth aircraft to their Belfast base.
"As Northern Ireland’s leading airline they continue to be a strong supporter of the local economy creating even more capacity and choice for Northern Ireland consumers."
The expansion plans come as great news to the airport after it was announced recently that low-cost airline Ryanair has suspended its Belfast to London Gatwick route from November until March, in an attempt to eliminate any further cancellations across its European fleet.