Go increase Belfast to London schedule

Budget airline Go is to increase its flights between Belfast International Airport and London Stansted by 50 per cent.

The move follows the decision by British Airways in September to abandon the route.

The airline will now operate six return weekday flights a day, and a further four at weekends commencing on December 3.

Go said the British Airways decision to withdraw its Belfast route meant increased need for low cost flights. However, while British Airways has stopped its Belfast route, it has come under criticism for retaining its landing slots at Heathrow, barring other airlines from filling them.

Critics of the move have called on the government to put pressure on the European Commission to reverse the ruling over the landing slots and warned of its effect on air travel over the Christmas period. (MB)

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