British Airways is extending three of its newest domestic routes – Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds from George Best Belfast City Airport this winter season. The airline is also introducing a direct service to Birmingham as it further extends its UK network.
Following a popular summer of domestic travel, the extended routes will continue to support vital business and leisure links between Northern Ireland and these key cities across the UK.
Flights to Birmingham will operate twice-daily, increasing to three times a day on Thursdays and Fridays. Meanwhile, services to Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds will increase compared with the summer season to four, 13 and 10 per week respectively.
This is in addition to the airline’s London City Airport service, which operates up to three times daily from Belfast City Airport, and its up to four times daily service to London Heathrow.
The airline is also launching a new route to Salzburg, operating from London City and Southampton. Offering travellers a new destination idea for skiing this winter, the route will operate twice-weekly from London City from 10 December 2021, and weekly from Southampton from 11 December 2021.
Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer, which operates the routes, said: “This year has shown how much customers want to stay connected with the rest of the UK. We’re responding to the customer demand we saw over the last few months by extending some of our newest UK routes from Belfast City Airport.”
Katy Best, Commercial Director, Belfast City Airport, added: “British Airways has a longstanding presence at Belfast City Airport, and its introduction of regional services earlier this year has been strongly welcomed by our passengers who know and enjoy the excellent BA product. This latest increase in frequency is superb news for those who want to plan ahead and book winter staycations or weekend breaks in Birmingham, Exeter, Glasgow or Leeds. The convenient flight times will also be attractive to business travellers who can avail of same day returns.”