Aer Lingus blames Brexit for dropping Belfast City-Heathrow service

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By Linsey McNeill
25/10/2022
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Aer Lingus has confirmed it will axe its service between Belfast City and London Heathrow at the end of this week.

It said the decision was ‘Brexit-related’.

Since Britain left the EU, the Irish airline no longer has an automatic right to operate domestic flights in the UK.

It told ITV News that it had been operating Belfast to London flights under a temporary licence, which has now ended.

From 30 October, British Airways, owned by the same parent IAG, will operate three flights a day from Belfast City to Heathrow.

In a statement, Aer Lingus said it is ‘very keen to continue operating the Belfast City – Heathrow London service’, which it has been operating since 2007.

“We are engaging with the relevant authorities in order to allow us to continue to serve this route into the future,” it added.

“For the upcoming winter season we will be working with our sister airline, British Airways, to ensure there is continuity of service and no impact to any of our passengers’ journeys.”

Aer Lingus has other flights from Heathrow, but these are operated by franchise partner Emerald Airlines.

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