Links Into Belfast Improve
Published on Apr 16 2014 12:13 PM in General Industry
The Northern Ireland tourism industry has received a boost with the news that Belfast City Airport recently welcomed its newest airline, LinksAir, as it made its first flight from Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Northern Ireland.
The airline will operate 11 return flights per week between Belfast and Doncaster and is the most recent addition to the airport’s already extensive domestic and European route network, providing passengers with greater access to the North of England and East Midlands. The start of the new route to Robin Hood Airport, which is not operated from any other airport in Ireland, will also open up new opportunities to attract visitors to Northern Ireland. Welcoming the airline, Ellie McGimpsey from Belfast City Airport, said: “The introduction of this new route signifies our commitment to developing a supreme route network with frequent connections to locations popular with both business and leisure passengers. “Our own location, just minutes from Belfast city centre, is extremely convenient for passengers. With cities such as Sheffield and York less than an hour’s drive from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, visitors are able to maximise their time at their destination and make the most out of their journey. “At Belfast City Airport, we regularly invest in our own facilities to enhance the customer experience and we look forward to welcoming more visitors from the Yorkshire region.” The route will operate two return flights on weekdays and one evening return on Sundays.
Picture: MD of Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Stephen Gill; business development manager at Belfast City Airport, Ellie McGimpsey; LinksAir commercial manager, Roger Hage and ‘Robin Hood’ Caroline Reid.