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Ryanair to launch new routes from Belfast

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Ryanair is expanding its presence in Belfast by launching four new routes for the spring and summer seasons. These routes will connect Belfast with Hungary, Wales, and Spain, and may potentially be expanded further.

The new routes are part of Ryanair’s €200 million ($213.33mn) investment in expanding its offerings from Northern Ireland and will result in the creation of approximately 800 direct and indirect jobs. The new flights will operate from Belfast International Airport and will be serviced by an additional two aircraft.


One of the new routes, a direct flight between Northern Ireland and Hungary, will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays and will begin on March 27th, with fares starting at £36.99 ($44.58).

Departure time Arrival time Frequency
FR 9566 (BUD – BFS) 06:30 08:35 Monday
FR 9567 (BFS – BUD) 09:00 12:55
FR 9566 (BUD – BFS) 05:45 07:50 Thursday
FR 9567 (BFS – BUD) 08:15 12:10


The new route from Belfast to Cardiff will operate on a twice-weekly schedule on Wednesdays and Saturdays, starting on March 29th. To celebrate the launch of this route, Ryanair’s Director of Digital & Marketing, Dara Brady, stated that the airline is excited to offer more choice and value to Welsh customers as they plan their summer vacations for the upcoming Easter and summer seasons.

Airfare prices for this route start from as low as £29.99 ($36.15), and the flight schedules for the Belfast-Cardiff route are as follows:

Flight number Departure time Arrival time Frequency
FR 9430 (BFS – CWL) 09:40 10:50 Wednesday
FR 9431 (CWL – BFS) 11:15 12:25
FR 9430 (BFS – CWL) 20:20 21:30 Saturday
FR 9431 (CWL – BFS) 21:55 23:05

Belfast-Palma de Mallorca

Ryanair will operate direct flights from Belfast to Spain on Wednesdays and Saturdays, starting on March 29th. These flights will have fares starting as low as £31.99 ($38.56).

Operated by Ryanair UK, the flight schedules for the Belfast-Palma de Mallorca route are as follows:

Flight number Departure time Arrival time Frequency
RK 9595 (BFS – PMI) 17:10 21:00 Wednesday
RK 9594 (PMI – BFS) 21:35 23:35
RK 9595 (BFS – PMI) 14:10 18:00 Saturday
RK 9594 (PMI – BFS) 18:35 20:35


The fourth new route that Ryanair is launching from Belfast International Airport will be a connection to Valencia, Spain. This route will begin on May 4th and will operate once a week on Thursdays. The lowest fare for this route is currently listed at £31.99 ($38.56). The flight schedule for this route is as follows:
Flight number Departure time Arrival time Frequency
RK 9596 (BFS – VLC) 17:30 21:15 Thursday
RK 9598 (VLC – BFS) 21:50 23:40

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