Ryanair are back in business in Belfast and it’s anticipated they’ll soon be offering direct flights to Berlin, Barcelona and Brussels as well as other UK destinations.

Flights to Oslo in Norway are also an outside possibility.

Several hundred jobs are expected to be created at Belfast International Airport as the Dublin-based budget airline Ryanair announces its return to the capital – five years after quitting Belfast City.

This time, the firm is expected to be offering a busy schedule of flights to London Gatwick from March as well as a number of European routes including Berlin, Barcelona and Brussels.

On the domestic front the firm is also expected to offer services to Leeds/Bradford, East Midlands and Newcastle.

Co-incidentally, Ryanair was granted slots at Norway’s principal airport in Oslo yesterday, though it is not known whether that may be one destination under consideratio.

The carrier currently offers flights to Faro in Portugal and Alicante in Spain from City of Derry Airport.



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