29 MARCH 2021


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Article from BTNews 29 MARCH 2021

A freedom to travel – airline review

Yesterday (Sunday 28 March) the BTN team took another look at forward bookings for today to Belfast, and also Thursday 8 April.  Bank Holiday Monday is a normal working day for Scotland.

Our review noted that there were limited flights this week and with the exception of Thursday reluctance to travel and book ahead.  All the airlines noted now have much simplified websites and it is easy to look ahead, check prices, and make your own mind up regarding availability.  

Using Northern Ireland as an examples it has three scheduled airports connected to London, City (Harbour), limited to Airbus 320, Boeing 737; International, 18 miles away, and Derry, on the Irish border 55 miles further on, also with restricted use.

BRITISH AIRWAYS – Heathrow to Belfast City
Monday 29 March
Three flights at £165 (09:50), £220 (14:45), £165 (15:10 code share with Aer Lingus)

Thursday 1 April
Two flights left open at £469 (09:50 code share with Aer Lingus), £411 (14:45)

– Gatwick, Luton, Stansted to Belfast City (one flight in each direction)
Monday 29 March
Gatwick £84.99, Luton £76.99, Stansted £73.99

Thursday 1 April
Gatwick sold out, Luton £278.99, Stansted £313.99

On Tuesday and Wednesday currently flights are only offered from Gatwick.

BA CITYFLYER – London City to Belfast City
Sunday 28 March
London City £101 (17:05)

There are no further flights shown at this time until Thursday 1 April £359 (17:05)

LOGANAIR – Derry to Stansted
Twice daily all week from £140 except for Thursday 1 April at £90

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James Good, London

At the prices shown I think I will book two easyJet to Edinburgh for June, and if I lose the money so be it.

John Jones, West Ham

How do we get people to travel? Messrs Doyle and Lundgren should be flying with a TV crew in tow “for essential business reasons!”