EasyJet is to start a new Belfast-Birmingham service / GETTY IMAGES


Low-cost airline easyJet is to start a new Belfast-Birmingham service, it was announced today.

The first flight will take off from Belfast International Airport on October 22.

Initially the service will be daily and will increase on October 29 to twice daily on weekdays while staying daily at weekends.

Tickets go on sale on Monday with one-way fares starting from £22.99.

The new route will increase easyJet destinations from Belfast International to 23.