Single flights between Belfast City and London Heathrow are advertised for hundreds of pounds.
It follows prolonged travel disruptions after Heathrow, Britain’s largest airport, imposed a cap on daily passenger numbers over the summer.
BBC journalist Darran Marshall shared the current price for a one-way flight on Tuesday morning.
The airline industry has faced widespread problems hiring enough staff and many have left during the pandemic as demand for furloughs dwindled.
Booking a one-way flight from Belfast City Airport to Heathrow is currently offered with Aer Lingus for £393 and British Airways for £408.
For a flight departing on Sunday and returning on Monday, Aer Lingus charges between £548 and £708.
Flybe offers the same rate of return between £487 and £588, while BA has advertising costs of around £548.
In recent weeks, Heathrow has often struggled to cope with the increasing demand for holidays.
The BBC reported that Heathrow last month asked airlines to halt summer ticket sales as it capped the number of departing passengers per day at 100,000, which is 4,000 fewer than previously announced.
British Airways has suspended the sale of tickets for short-haul flights from Heathrow Airport until August 8th.
The Heathrow cap is set to remain in place until September 11.
Aer Lingus was contacted for comment on rising prices.
In a statement to the BBC, BA said: “Following Heathrow’s request to cap new bookings, we have decided to take responsible action and cap available fares on some Heathrow services in order to maximize rebooking options for existing customer restrictions that are being imposed on us and the ongoing challenges facing the entire aviation industry.”
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