easyJet launches a new domestic route from East Midlands to Belfast

  • easyJet will launch a new domestic route from East Midlands Airport to Belfast Airport with flights now on sale and fares starting from £30.99* available to book now on easyJet.com
  • The airline is returning to East Midlands Airport for the first time since 2009
  • easyJet is providing more flexibility for flights than ever before through its Protection Promise, including fee-free flight changes to any date or destination up to two hours before departure

easyJet has announced that it will launch a new domestic flight from East Midlands Airport to Belfast International Airport this summer to serve demand for domestic travel. The airline is returning to East Midlands for the first time since 2009.

The new flights will provide customers in the East Midlands with more opportunity to reconnect with friends and family in Northern Ireland or book a long-awaited break and explore more of the UK this summer.

Flights from East Midlands Airport to Belfast International Airport will take off from 9 July and will operate up to four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays and are now on sale at easyJet.com with fares available from just £30.99.*

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented:

“We know our customers can’t wait to be reunited with friends and family or have more opportunity to explore the UK so this new route from East Midlands should prove popular and will further strengthen our UK domestic network providing customers with even more choice.

“We also know it is important to our customers to be reunited with loved ones overseas so we continue to urge the UK government to add more countries to the Green list – which can be done safely - to make this possible.

“We continue to have some of the most flexible policies currently in place so customers can book with confidence and change their plans if they need to, making travel as easy as possible this summer.”

Clare James, East Midlands Airport’s Managing Director, says,

“We’re delighted to welcome easyJet back to East Midlands Airport (EMA) after a gap of 11 years. This is great news for our domestic connectivity and for those who travel regularly between this region and Northern Ireland.

"It is a positive development in what has been a very difficult year for the aviation sector, and it is a significant boost for EMA to have another leading airline operating here. We hope that this is the start of a very fruitful relationship with easyJet as we look to bounce back strongly post-pandemic.”

Information for easyJet customers

All customers booking flights with easyJet benefit from industry leading flexible booking policies under its ‘Protection Promise’ which means that customers can book now with confidence that if their plans change, so can their booking. 

All easyJet customers will now be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee, at any time up to two hours before departure, or request a voucher providing even more last-minute flexibility. Unlike other airlines, there are no restrictions on dates or destination; customers can transfer to any flights currently on sale up to the end of September 2022.

The safety and wellbeing of all customers and crew remains easyJet’s highest priority and the airline continues to have a number of biological safety measures in place onboard in line with guidance from the relevant authorities. This includes daily enhanced cabin disinfection effective in protecting against coronavirus for at least 24 hours and mandatory mask wearing for customers and crew. All easyJet aircraft are already fitted with HEPA filters, similar to those used in hospitals, which filter 99.97% of airborne contaminants in the cabin, including viruses and bacteria.

For more information and to book visit easyJet.com.