Ryanair is to introduce another four routes in summer 2023 from its new base at Belfast International airport.
The Irish budget airline will operate services from Belfast International to Budapest, Cardiff, Majorca and Valencia, as part of a programme of 16 routes and more than 140 flights per week.
Graham Keddie, managing director at Belfast International, said: “These exciting new destinations, particularly Budapest and Cardiff, which were both previously unserved, are most welcome and will provide further connectivity from Northern Ireland.”
Ryanair’s director of digital and marketing Dara Brady used the announcement to call for the UK government to scrap Air Passenger Duty (APD).
“To encourage additional investment from all airlines from next summer onwards, the UK government must immediately scrap APD taxes for all flights, which currently put the UK at risk of losing air traffic to competing European countries,” said Brady.