EASYJET has announced two new routes from Bournemouth Airport this summer.

The budget airline will fly to Belfast from May 26 and Edinburgh from May 27.

Flights to Belfast will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays and to Edinburgh on Thursdays and Sundays with services continuing throughout the summer months.

Seats for both destinations go on sale from today, March 18.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “We’re delighted to offer two new domestic services from Bournemouth to Belfast and Edinburgh for the first time and are pleased to provide our customers in the region more choice for those looking for a long-awaited summer break. We remain committed to offering great value fares and more choice when for customer flying with us.

“Our Protection Promise means that customers can book with confidence knowing that if they are unable to travel or their plans change so can their flights or holiday, and while the summer may be a little while off, we will be working around the clock to ensure we will be ready to ramp up our flights to reconnect friends and family or take them on long-awaited holiday to remember.”

Steve Gill, managing director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “The addition of Edinburgh and Belfast with easyJet rounds off an exciting week for Bournemouth Airport and the Dorset region, following the launch of our 2021-22 summer/winter schedule which now includes 32 destinations in 14 countries.

“We’re delighted to extend our flying programme with easyJet, with domestic routes in high demand for staycations and business links, all with the ease and convenience of flying from your local airport.”