Ryanair to End All Flights to Northern Ireland

By Paul Riegler on 26 August 2021
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Ryanair said it plans to end all flights to and from Northern Ireland this winter.

The move will impact George Best City Airport, a single-runway facility in County Down, and Belfast International Airport in Aldergrove in County Antrim.

In making the announcement, the low-cost carrier blamed the financial strain of Airport Passenger Duty and the U.K. government’s failure to provide Covid recovery incentives.

“Due to the UK government’s refusal to suspend or reduce APD, 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,” the airline said.

The carrier also said that the aircraft currently in use for its Northern Ireland routes will be “reallocated” to what it termed “lower-cost airports” elsewhere in the United Kingdom and Europe.

The change marks the end of service from Belfast to a number of destinations including Alicante, Barcelona, Kraków, Gdansk, Ibiza, Milan, and Warsaw.

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