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Now Ryanair's Customers Top 11m Mark

Ryanair's April traffic grew by 14 per cent year-on-year to 11.3 million customers, compared to 9.9 million customers in April 2016.

The leading low cost airline's load factor, (ie, how many seats they fill on each flight), jumped three percentage points to 96 per cent "on the back of lower fares and the continuing success of our 'Always Getting Better' customer experience programme," Ryanair's Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs said.

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It's Spring Fair Weather This Weekend

Rowallane Garden near Saintfield, will be a hive of activity with Rowallane's Spring Plant Fair this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, running from 11am to 4pm.

Plants grown at the famous garden will be available for sale with a mixture of herbaceous perennials, and herbs propagated from the garden nursery.

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Eight New Destinations and Another, Larger Aircraft for Belfast

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has announced its biggest ever summer flights and holidays programme for Summer 18 from Belfast International Airport, with no fewer than EIGHT new destinations and a Boeing 737-800 aircraft added to the fleet to support a phenomenal 39 per cent increase in capacity.

The leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist will fly to 22 destinations in Summer 2018, after unveiling the eight new routes from Belfast International Airport yesterday.

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Something for Every Taste and Free Child Places Incentives

Leading tour operators, Thomson and First Choice, part of the TUI Group, have launched their summer 2018 programmes, with a huge range of holidays to suit the needs of families and adults alike in Northern Ireland.

The summer 2018 line-up from Thomson and First Choice offers an exciting range of hotel collections, with 11 destinations available to those travelling from Belfast International Airport and flights to the island of Majorca for those who wish to fly from the City of Derry Airport.

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Airline Aims to be Future Amazon of Travel

Ryanair has said it wants to become 'The Future Amazon of Air Travel', with its website set to offer customers not only flights, hotel and car hire but travel money, foreign sim cards and sunscreen!

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary made the bold 'Amazon of Air Travel' statement back in 2015, and it's one that the company hasn't forgotten.

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Dublin Airport Adds Nine New Routes for Summer

A total of nine new routes/services, comprising four short-haul and five long haul destinations are being added to Dublin Airport's flight schedule this summer.

More than 1.3 million extra seats have been added across Dublin Airport's route network this summer, which is a six per cent increase in capacity compared to last year.

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World's Most Punctual Airports are Named

The world’s first star ratings for airport punctuality have been released.

Newcastle, Birmingham and Cardiff have been held up as shining examples of British airports you might like to fly to or from if you enjoy arriving on time.

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Average UK Family to Spend More on Holidays This Year


New research reveals that the average UK family will spend £200 per person more on their 2017 summer holiday than last year.

The average British family will spend £1,284.54 per person on this summer's holiday, up from £1,074.60 per person in 2016.

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See the Rockies in the Lap of Luxury

Rocky Mountaineer, the world’s leading luxury tourist train operating in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, has launched the sale of its 28th season.

The renowned train has combined its best-selling routes with brand new culinary experiences and adventure activities for 2018, launching two unique packages in addition to its best-selling holidays.

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UK and Ireland Targeted in New Portuguese Tourism Strategy

Travellers from the UK and Ireland are being prioritised in the Portuguese Tourist Board's new Tourism Strategy revealed this week.

To lead the future of the Tourism Sector is the motto for the Tourism Strategy 2027, the national reference for the sector's strategic development for the next 10 years.

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Festival Weekend at World's Oldest Working Lighthouse

If you're heading south this weekend, there's the promise of a free fun-filled festival set to shine a light on all things maritime at the world's oldest intact working Lighthouse on the Hook Peninsula County Wexford this May bank holiday.

An action packed weekend of festivities will get underway from Saturday, (April 29) from 11am.

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