British Airways tailfin arrives back in the Midlands

New Birmingham-Belfast route opens.

Birmingham Airport has welcomed back the British Airways tailfin as BA CityFlyer launches services to Belfast City. The schedule provides ten flights a week up to the new year, increasing to sixteen weekly in early January. This offers customers even greater choice to Northern Ireland from the Midlands with this iconic brand.

Welcoming passengers on the new services this morning, Birmingham Airport’s Aviation Director, Tom Screen, said: “It was great to see a British Airways aircraft land on our runway again after three years absence. Domestic connectivity facilitated by regional airports can have a range of economic and social benefits, which are more important now than ever as the country recovers from the impact of the pandemic. Belfast is currently our busiest route so we are incredibly pleased that BA CityFlyer will be providing additional capacity and regular flights for our region’s business and leisure travellers.”

Flights are operated using an Embraer 190 with capacity of 98 seats, and flights are available at

Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer which operates the route, said: “This year has shown how much customers want to stay connected with the rest of the UK. We’re responding by launching a new route from Belfast City Airport to Birmingham this winter.”