the airport of Faro will have a new daily route to Belfast City, Northern Ireland, operated by Ryanair. The new connection is part of the airline's summer schedule, which was announced this Thursday, March 25th.
This is Ryanair's only new connection to the airport in Faro, and at national level there is only one other novelty: the Lisbon – Cologne route, with two weekly flights.
In a note sent to the editorial staff, the Irish airline emphasizes that the 2021 summer schedule for Portugal, with 121 routes in total, "will help boost air traffic as vaccination programs continue and Europe reopens in time for the holidays."
Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair, points out that “As vaccination programs continue in the coming months, air traffic will increase in the summer period, so we are pleased to announce our Summer 2021 schedule with 595 weekly flights and 121 routes in total, including two new connections between Faro and Belfast City, as well as a new connection between Lisbon and Cologne».
Ryanair, continues the responsible, «is proud to support the recovery of jobs and regional economies, and remains committed to contributing to the growth of tourism and connectivity in Portugal».
Until the end of October this year, Ryanair will not charge any flight change fees, up to a maximum of two changes.