[11 September] Following the collapse of FlyBe, Belfast City Airport has announced several new routes, as well as new carriers for previous destinations. With a high number of business travellers, the airport is an essential targeting location for brands seeking out an ABC1 audience, as well as those connecting to international routes via GB airports. With high quality internal and external Backlit displays, bespoke solutions, 6 Sheets and Digital Screens, the airport offers a unique targeting opportunity for passengers, drop-offs and passing road traffic on the busy Sydenham Bypass.
Passenger numbers are steadily increasing through the terminal, with airlines resuming flights and increasing frequency to cater for passenger demand.
The airport currently serves five airlines, with regular flights to 14 cities. British Airways commenced its five times weekly service to London City. The connectivity from Belfast City Airport is crucial for economic recovery, with this flight route catering for some 211,000 passengers in 2019, an increase of 15% year on year which made it the fastest growing route for London City.
Flying in a covid world
The health and wellbeing of all passengers is of paramount importance, and BCA stresses it’s close contact with Government and Public Health Agency NI contacts to ensure all relevant directives are followed. Brian Ambrose, Chief Executive at Belfast City Airport said: ““We are fortunate to have a lot of space in the terminal, which allows social distancing throughout the passenger journey. We are continuing to work with the government and Public Health to adhere to the relevant directives and will continue to do should any further measures be introduced by the Government.
“Our passengers have been instrumental in these measures being successful, and we are very appreciative of the levels of compliance and support we have received. We’re starting to see some familiar faces coming through the terminal and we hope to see some more in the near future as the remainder of the route network resumes.”
Flight routes currently in operation
- London Heathrow (up to 3 flights a day)
- *NEW* Birmingham (up to 3 flights a day) – Launches 14th September
- *NEW* East Midlands (up to 3 flights a day) Launches 1st October
- *NEW* Edinburgh (up to 3 flights a day)
- *NEW* Exeter (up to 4 flights a week)
- *NEW* Leeds Bradford (up to 3 flights a day) – Launches 1st October
- *NEW* Manchester (up to 3 flights a day) – Launches 14th September
- *NEW* London City (5 times a week)
- London Heathrow (up to 3 daily flights)
- *NEW* Southampton (up to 6 flights a week)
- *NEW* Teesside International Airport (up to 6 flights a week)
- *NEW* Aberdeen – (up to 5 flights a week)
- *NEW* Dundee – (2 flights a week) – Launches 18th September
- *NEW* Glasgow (up to 2 flights a day)
- *NEW* Inverness – (up to 4 flights a week)