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Ryanair to stop all flights from Northern Ireland


The airline is traveling from international airports in both Belfast and Belfast after leaving Derry.

In another blow towards connection between North Ireland and the rest of Europe, Ryanair will discontinue all flights from both Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport.

The aviation company criticized the public service and the lack of any incentives for Covid’s recovery for the two airports.

‘This winter, Ryanair is going to end operations at Belfast International and Belfast City Airports by the end of the summer schedule in October as a consequence of a UK Government’s rejection to stop or reduce APD [air passager duty, and the lack of incentive for Covid to recover from both the Belfast Airports.

Back to six destinations – Alicante airport, Malaga, Kraków, Gdansk, Warsaw and Milan – it will discontinue its flights from Belfast on 30 October internationally.

Eight city services – to Alicante, Barcelona, Faro, Ibiza, Mallorca, Málaga, Milan and Valencia – will be withdrawn on 12 September. On 12 September.

The decision comes at a time that is tough for the aviation sector and shows the weakness of Northern Ireland’s global links as it seeks to boost foreign investment in the post-Brexit environment of business by offering the UK and EU single market to local companies.

In June, Stobart Air failed with services linking Belfost City Airport to IAG airlines such as Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds Bradford and Manchester.

In earlier this year Ryanair left Derry Airport. Only eight new routes took Ryanair to the airport of Belfast City in June, following an 11 year absence.

It bridged FlyBe’s gap that collapsed last year.

“It is regrettable that Ryanair chose at the end of October to discontinue operations from the entire market of Northern Irland, having had different presence at three local airports in the last few years,” stated Belfast International Airport.

Speaker of the Social Democrats and Economic Labor Group in the European Parliament Sinéad McLaughlin stated that both airports suffered a significant hit. She claimed she had constantly urged Stormont’s management to provide the industry the appropriate assistance “before the start of the epidemic, our airports were fighting.”

Belfast International expressed its intention of attracting additional carriers and “committed our current airlines and potential future airlines to continue the routes Ryanair has to offer.”

“For aviation it has been a challenging moment when the customer needs a certain amount of stability and trust in the air transport network in Northern Ireland,” said a spokesman.

London would continue to be served by easyJet flying to Gatwick and Stansted.