While the rumour went quiet for a while, it never quite went away. And this morning, Aer Lingus confirmed* that Belfast International Airport will be it’s first base outside the Republic of Ireland.
Aer Lingus’ will cannibalise the landing slots used for its existing Shannon–London Heathrow service to restart the Aldergrove–Heathrow route, even running a codeshare with BA. So the British Airways Shuttle is back!
Maybe next time I go to San Francisco, I’ll be checked in with BA all the way from Belfast, rather than having to do two separate flights with bmi and BA.
Starting December 14th ...
- 2 flights a day to Amsterdam
- 5 flights a week to Barcelona
- 2 flights a week to Geneva
Starting January 14th …
- 3 flights a day to London Heathrow
Starting February 25th …
- 4 flights a week to Rome
- 3 flights a week to Budapest
- 4 flights a week to Malaga
- 3 flights a week to Faro
Update: Oops ... can you spot what went wrong at the Aer Lingus launch at Stormont?! Maybe a spot of engine failure?
* I’d link directly to the Aer Lingus press releases ... but their use of Broadvision (the content management system that controls and serves up their webpages) seems to make it impossible to link directly to any content other than their homepage.