Ryanair announces seven more routes from Belfast International

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Michael O'Leary at the press launch of the new routes
Michael O'Leary at the press launch of the new routes

Low-budget airline Ryanair has announced a further seven routes from Belfast International airport this year.

The news comes as another boost to the airport which has gone from strength-to-strength in recent months.

The routes are Berlin, Malaga, Alicante, Milan, Krakow, Tenerife and Lanzarote.

Chief Executive  of Belfast International, Graham Keddie, said: "This new route network comes at no cost to the taxpayer or support from the government."

 He added that the Berlin and Milan routes were a breakthrough into the lucrative German and Italian markets.

 “To say we’re delighted with this expansion would be an under-statement," he added.

“This sector is being transformed for the better. Seven new international routes are a wonderful vote of confidence by Ryanair.

“Already, we’ve announced close to 300 new jobs which will generate £4.8m in wages, but that’s just the beginning of an amazing period of growth and expansion that will be the inevitable consequence of this most welcome announcement.”