November 30, 2023

Ryanair to pull out of Belfast

Ryanair is pulling all flights from both Belfast International and Belfast City airports.

It blamed the decision on government taxes and absence of any Covid recovery incentives for the two airports.

“Due to the UK government’s refusal to suspend or reduce Air Passenger Duty and the lack of Covid recovery incentives from both Belfast airports, this winter Ryanair will cease operations from Belfast international and Belfast City airport from the end of the summer schedule in October, and these aircraft will be reallocated to lower-cost airports elsewhere in the UK and Europe for the winter schedule, which starts in November,” it said in a statement.

Flights from Belfast International to six destinations – Alicante, Málaga, Kraków, Gdansk, Warsaw and Milan – will stop on October 30.

Eight services from City airport – to Alicante, Barcelona, Faro, Ibiza, Mallorca, Málaga, Milan and Valencia – will end on September 12.