easyJet bolsters Belfast and grows at Geneva

The new route from Belfast International was also celebrated at the Iceland end of the sector with a ‘at the gate’ party in the terminal and ribbon-cutting.

A cold-looking Carol Benzie, MD at Aberdeen Airport, was suitably togged up in orange at the Aberdeen Snow Sports Centre to promote the launch of the weekly service from the Scottish airport to Geneva – the third route offered by easyJet.

  • easyJet started its eighth direct flight to Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) this week, when it commenced operations from Northern Ireland’s Belfast International (BFS) on 12 December. The twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) route was joined a day later by a new weekly (Saturdays) seasonal route from Geneva (GVA) to Aberdeen (ABZ) – the Scottish airport’s third route alongside existing services from London Gatwick and London Luton. Both sectors face no direct competition and are flown by the LCC’s 156-seat A319s. Of the Northern Ireland to Iceland link, the airline’s UK Commercial Manager Ali Gayward, said: “We are really excited to have launched Ireland’s first direct connection to Iceland from Belfast International to Reykjavik today. This new year-round service will bring the number of easyJet flights to Iceland up to 26 a week and we will carry in excess of 200,000 passengers per year to and from Reykjavik across all of these flights. Over 30,000 of these are expected to originate from Belfast.” Of the new Aberdeen route, Carol Benzie, the airport’s MD said: “We are delighted that easyJet has launched this service, providing our customers with great access to European winter slopes. I am confident that it will prove popular amongst the many local skiers in our region and be a great winter break option.”

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