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Belfast International Airport ready to resume passenger traffic

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– EasyJet flights resume from 15th June 2020
– New hygiene and social distancing measures in place across the airport site
– Resumption of passenger operations essential for regions and communities

Belfast International Airport will resume its first passenger flight on Monday 15th June after a period of travel restrictions imposed to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

The airport is one of 45 operated by VINCI Airports across 12 countries that is getting ready to re-open its doors to passengers.

easyJet has announced a reduced flying schedule to eight destinations: London Gatwick, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Faro.

The Airport’s owners, VINCI Airports, has put in place new hygiene measures throughout its entire network in order to safeguard passengers and employees. In addition to the new practices put in place by airlines. These measures will make it possible to gradually resume services in line with all appropriate safety conditions.

Throughout this challenging period, Belfast International has remained open to provide a critical major airlink for emergency medical and cargo operations, working 24 hours a day to keep NI connected and supplied.

Announcing the move, Belfast International Airport’s Managing Director, Graham Keddie said:

“Belfast International Airport is ready to welcome back our passengers. To reassure them, and everyone, we are working in line with all international guidance to continue to provide essential connectivity for Northern Ireland.

“We have a number of new measures in place so passengers are able to travel. I know these may seem inconvenient initially, however, our priority is the safety and wellbeing of all who pass through the airport. We would ask for the cooperation, patience and support of all passengers at this time. These rules are for everyone’s safety as we begin the journey towards an increase in passenger numbers and flights over the coming months.” said Graham.

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