Rummors that Aer Lingus is moving airports in Belfast and one downside is the stopping of all Canary flights...?
Can't believe they're doing this, only found lanzarote last year after going to turkey for years now they're pulling out, is anyone stepping into their place
Jet 2 are stepping in to offer flights to Lanzarote from the end of October to end of April. The flights are only on Sundays though there are some Thursday flights around Christmas and the New Year. The flights are roughly about £100 more than the Aer Lingus flights used to be, with the lowest priced return being £340 pp return. Apart from that there are Thomas Cook flights each Thursday, throughout the year. It appears Aer Lingus are wainting to concentrate on business travellers and due to the short runway at Belfast City Aer Lingus' Airbuses can not take of with enough fuel to fly non stop to Lanzarote.Edited: 19 July 2012, 22:42
I have booked to fly in september with them. What happens now
Have recieved e-mail from Air lingus. They are still flying out untill the 28th October. If you have booked after that they will contact you. Thompson done that last year on the egypt flight and we had to pay 200 each extra to fly with thomas cook. It seems thats another distination pulled out as well as the fourtventura flight.
All the Canary flights are finishing, lost for words to be honest. Not a fan of Ryanair but I do wonder if they may do the routes at some stage. otherwise its a case of seeing what Jet2 Thomson or Thomas cook offer price wise. or else driving to Dublin I guess.
It seems they dont want are custom any more or are they paying to much to use belfast intern. Any time i have went to lanz the flight has been full. I think Belfast is getting a raw deal.
Belfast IS getting a raw deal, for some reason EI want to operate from the City airport, the downside being that they cannot fly to the Canaries from there..so they chopped all the routes. Yet make out the move is good for the customers....really.....
I agree, some of their busiest...
I noticed the prices for flights from Dublin-Lanzarote for next winter are higher than in previous years, I guess this explains it :-(
It seems now to be certain that Aer Lingus have dropped Lanzarote route as well has the other Canary Islands from their scheldules due to their move to Belfast City Airport. Complete disregard for us customers!! Does anyone have any updates on whether any of the other carriers will be taking over the summer route from Belfast International to Arrecife?