Cheap flights carrier easyJet will launch twice-daily flights to Belfast City Airport from London Luton in the new year.
The route is currently operated by the airline to Belfast International Airport, although the service will switch to Belfast City on January 7th.
Paul Simmons, easyJet’s regional general manager for the UK, said that the carrier is "very committed" to Northern Ireland because of its status as the province’s principle airline.
"The decision to move the route to Belfast City is a result of the airline’s plans to assess if easyJet passengers find a benefit in flying to an airport closer to the city of Belfast when travelling on shorter routes," he explained.
Mr Simmons went on to say that the majority of easyJet’s Northern Ireland routes will be remaining at Belfast International, where it operates five aircraft to 19 separate destinations.
Elsewhere, the airline will introduce daily flights to Dusseldorf from London Gatwick on February 2nd.
It will also launch daily flights to the German city from Rome Fuminchino a day earlier.