Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland; Belfast;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 August 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2007
Foreseen end date
29 February 2008


Aer Lingus, the Irish airline, is to create 100 new jobs in Belfast with the launch of new flights from Belfast International Airport. The firm will invest 100 million GBP in the new flights, and will fly to eight new European routes. The airline claims the new flights will bring one million new passengers to the airport every year. Flights to Amsterdam, Barcelona and Geneva will begin in December 2007. Three daily flights to London Heathrow will follow in January 2008, with services to Budapest, Faro, Malaga and Rome starting in February 2008.

Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley said that the announcement was very positive news for Northern Ireland. Junior minister Gerry Kelly said it was a tremendous boost for the local aviation industry.


  • 7 August 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), Aer Lingus, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 65687, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65687.