Passengers booking to fly from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Belfast on the new LinksAir route can now book through their travel agents and online agents including comparison sites.
UK Regional Airline, LinksAir, has signed up to a GDS system which opens up their booking system to allow travel agents to book directly for passengers.
Steve Gill, managing director of Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, said:
“This is great news for passengers as booking has been made easier thanks to LinksAir’s move to appear on travel agent and online systems.
“Prior to this people could only book through the LinksAir site or through the customer services team but now there are more booking opportunities available to them.”
The Belfast and Isle of Man routes, which launched in April, were boosted recently when BBC presenter Chris Evans flew out from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to the Isle of Man to present The One show.
Roger Hage, LinksAir commercial manager, said:
“We are pleased with the response we’ve had to these new routes so far and want to make booking as easy as possible for our passengers.
“By signing up to the GDS system we have made accessing our flights even easier.
“Customers can book through both business and leisure travel agents, search online through booking engines and comparison sites such as Skyscanner and Opodo, through the LinksAir website or speak to us directly over the phone.”
Belfast flights run twice-daily on weekdays and Sunday departing from Doncaster at both 7.10am and 5.10pm daily Monday to Thursday, with a 10:45am and 5.10pm departures on a Friday.
Return services will leave Belfast City Airport at 8:45am and 6.45pm Monday to Wednesday and at 12:25pm and 6.45pm on Thursday and Friday.
The Sunday service leaves Doncaster at 4:25pm with the return leaving Belfast City at 6pm.
An extra Sunday service starts on June 29, with a departure from Doncaster-Sheffield at 1.05pm, arriving Belfast at 2.15pm, the return leaving Belfast City at 2.45pm, arriving back into Doncaster-Sheffield at 3.55pm.
The new Isle of Man service operates on a Monday and Friday, allowing for short leisure breaks and business trips. It is the only route to the Isle of Man from a Yorkshire airport.