07/08/2002

New budget airline operator set for Belfast

Belfast International Airport has welcomed the news that budget airline operator Mytravel Airways, is to operate a new route to Northern Ireland from Birmingham.

Mytravel Airways, which is part of the group that owns Airtours and Going Places, is expected to begin its new route this autumn with two daily flights.

Commenting on their new arrival Uel Hoey, Director of Business Development and Marketing at Belfast International Airport, said: “It is becoming increasingly obvious that the type of product being offered by MyTravelLite (the parent company of Mytravel Airways) holds tremendous appeal for the Northern Ireland traveller.

"Airlines maintaining controlled overheads and offering sufficient capacity on the key air routes are able to offer many more attractive seat fares on a sustainable basis. It is now obvious to air passengers that they can buy a ‘business’ seat for as little as £19."

The introduction of a 180 seat aircraft on the Belfast to Birmingham route is expected to boost the market, with hopes that further domestic and international routes will be added to MyTravelLite’s Northern Ireland network in the near future. (MB)

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