British Airways have announced a number of new routes out of Belfast City Airport to various regional cities. These will be operated by the Embraer 190s of BA CityFlyer.
Some of the routes have come about due to the demise of Stobart Air a few days ago, who operated for Aer Lingus Regional. It is good to see such quick movement to replace those services.
New Regional Services From Belfast City
Starting today are new services from Belfast City Airport to Exeter (EXT), replacing the lost services. These will be BA7319 and depart Mon 12:55, Fri 16:35, Sat 10:15 and Sun 11:40.
Another replacement is the BHD to Leeds Bradford (LBA), also commencing today. The BA7313 will operate six days per week (not on Saturday), departing at 08:40 each day apart from Friday, when it will leave at 10:55
Commencing on 3 July will be twice weekly service from Belfast City to Cornwall Newquay (NQY), with BA7331 departing Wednesday at 16:35 and Sunday at 06:35. Finally, flights to Glasgow kick off on 2 August as BA7327, six days per week except Saturday, leaving at 19:00.
The other services operated by Stobart Air from Belfast to Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh are being operated by Aer Lingus. That means they are using their mainline Airbus A320s on these routes.
Obviously airlines currently have capacity right now to do this, so it is good to see it happening. More British Airways flights from Belfast is a good thing, especially for members of the Executive Club.
This will also be good for oneworld frequent flyers. The very nice British Airways lounge in Belfast is no longer operated by BA and has been taken over by Aspire, but apparently is the same inside.
What do you think of this news from British Airways? Will you be flying the new services? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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