The head of Ryanair says he's reasonably confident that there will be unrestricted foreign holidays across Europe this summer.
Today the airline's rolling out 26 new routes from the UK to destinations in Greece, Portugal and Spain.
Eight of those will be running from Belfast City Airport to places like Malaga, Ibiza, and Milan.
Michael O'Leary says he believes "a lot of people from the Republic of Ireland are going to use these flights" in the earlier parts of the summer.
He said that will happen even while Ireland's vaccine programme "lags considerably behind the success of the UK programme".
In an interview, O'Leary says he believes that by June, July and August there will be reasonably free movement of people between the UK and EU as there is alot of pent up demand for foreign travel.
The Ryanair boss said people should be reasonably confident and optimistic about families holiday in Spain, Greece and Portugal as normal.