Travel

easyJet launches flight on new summer route from Belfast to Bournemouth

26 May 2021 – easyJet has launched flights from Belfast International Airport to Bournemouth on the south coast of England for the first time, providing customers in Northern Ireland with even more domestic connections this summer, to reunite them with friends and family or take a long-awaited break.

Miles of coastline and award-winning sandy beaches, as well as links to the New Forest and nature reserves for picturesque walks and outdoor activities, have made Bournemouth a firm favourite for coastal getaways and family beach holidays in the UK.

Flights to the popular seaside town are operating up to twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer and are on sale at easyJet.com with fares available from just £40.99*

All customers booking flights with easyJet benefit from some of the most flexible policies under its ‘Protection Promise’ which means that customers can book now for later this year with the confidence that if their plans change, so can their booking.  

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:

“We are delighted to be celebrating the launch of our new domestic service from Belfast to Bournemouth for the first time, further strengthening our network in Belfast and providing more opportunity for our customers in Northern Ireland to book a trip this summer.

“Our Protection Promise means that customers can book with confidence knowing that if they are unable to travel or if their plans change, so can their flights, and we are looking forward to be reuniting friends and family or take customer on long-awaited holiday.”

“We are proud to be the largest airline at Belfast and remain committed to offering customers great value fares and more choice when they fly with us.”

Uel Hoey, Business Development Director, Belfast International Airport, commented:

“We are incredibly proud to be launching another easyJet domestic service from Belfast International Airport today.  The resplendent south coast of England was essentially the last remaining region of the UK uncovered by easyJet service from Belfast.

“Bournemouth and its hinterland right across the English Riviera will be a popular destination for Northern Ireland travellers this summer, with easyJet bringing value fares to the south coast market for the first time. The route will also provide an excellent connection for holidaymakers in the region to make the trip northbound to experience the multitude of attractions on offer across Northern Ireland.”

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, and to any other destination on the airline’s network which spans 35 countries across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. This means that if some travel restrictions are impacting their destination country, such as self-isolation in destination or on return to the UK, customers can easily change their trip to another country on easyJet’s network. Plus, should a mandatory hotel quarantine impact a customer’s travel destination this summer, customers can now request a refund for their flight within four weeks before departure if the restriction is still in place, even if their flights are still operating.

easyJet has partnered with approved testing firms across Europe so that customers can get access to convenient and affordable testing, including PCR tests from £60 if required for their trip when they book flights and holidays at easyJet.com. The airline has also launched a new travel insurance policy which includes COVID-19 cover as standard. The new COVID-19 travel insurance will cover customers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 ahead of a trip, providing the necessary rearrangements or refunds, as well as cover to customers for any required medical care if diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip. Customers who are unable to return home due to being diagnosed with the virus are also covered for additional accommodation, necessary medical assistance, and the cost of returning home safely.

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.