easyJet to add eighth aircraft to its Belfast base

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easyJet has revealed its plans for expansion at Belfast International Airport, announcing that an additional Airbus A320-family aircraft will be based in Belfast this summer. The airline has also announced it will launch a new summer route between Belfast and the popular Greek island of Rhodes.

The 186-seat A320neo aircraft will be based in Belfast throughout the summer season, and it joins three 156-seat Airbus A319s, two 186-seat A320s and two 186-seat A320neo aircraft already serving the airline’s customers in Belfast.

Compared to the current-generation of aircraft, the Airbus-neo brings significant environmental benefits and operational efficiencies compared to the previous generation of aircraft, resulting in at least 15% less CO2 emissions and 50% less noise during take-off and landing.

The addition of the new aircraft will also create around 40 job opportunities at the airport.

The new route between Belfast and Rhodes is scheduled to launch on June 3, 2023, with twice-weekly departures on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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