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Europe's Aviation Developments Being Planned in Belfast

Belfast has been the centre of the European aviation industry since Sunday when the city began hosting the three-day Routes Europe forum.

Routes Europe annually brings together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to plan new flights and strengthen existing routes.



More Routes Will Follow From Successful Forum

Belfast International Airport is predicting further airline and passenger growth during 'the monumentally successful' Routes Europe Forum which is taking place in Belfast this week.

Airport Managing Director, Graham Keddie, who is one of the hosts of Routes Europe, said they were revising their passenger figures for 2017 as a result unprecedented growth.



Ryanair - The Future Amazon of Air 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.



Munich Airport Overall Winner at Routes Marketing Awards

Munich Airport was announced as the overall winner of the Routes Europe 2017 Marketing Awards at a ceremony yesterday as part of the three-day Routes conference.

The annual Routes Europe Marketing Awards are highly regarded in the aviation industry because they are voted for by airlines.



Two Local Airports Out to Woo Blue!

The importance of the Routes conference in Belfast was evident right from the beginning of this unique aviation get-together on Sunday.

Representatives of Belfast International Airport were in talks with Romanian airline Blue Air prior to the first formal panel session - which included Belfast International's Uel Hoey - and their Belfast City Airport counterparts met the same carrier an hour or so later, immediately after the panel session.



Welcome Party for Delegates in Belfast Restaurant

Acton and Sons restaurant in Belfast city centre was the venue for a welcome party for delegates and guests at the big Routes conference in Belfast's Waterfront Hall this week.

Airline and airport high flyers and executives from all over Europe and beyond partied to the sound of traditional music and Irish dancing on Sunday night, at the event organised by George Best Belfast City Airport and RDC Aviation Economics.



Travel Trends Expert from Google at Big Travel Trade Event

World Travel Centres and Emirates Airlines have once again teamed up to bring an experienced Travel Industry speaker to THE BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT.

This year sees Ross Mooney from Google attending the event to speak to the Northern Ireland Travel Trade.



Tour Operator Celebrates with Family Fun Day

Local tour operator Travel Solutions is celebrating 21 years in business and as a thank you to its suppliers and agents are hosting a family fun day on Sunday, June 18.

Managing Director Peter McMinn, explains: "To celebrate 21 fantastic years in business we wanted to do something different to thank our suppliers and agents for the great support that they have given us over the years.



Irish Light Installation at Dublin Airport

A series of unique Irish art installations has been unveiled at Dublin Airport designed to leave passengers with a positive lasting impression of Ireland.

Three locations after the passenger security screening areas in both terminals have been chosen to depict native wildlife and the unique quality of Irish light.



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.



New Awards Special to Airline Because of Customer Experience

Leading leisure airline, which operates 14 routes direct from Belfast International Airport, has scooped two accolades in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for airlines, winning the Best Airline - UK and Best Low-Cost Airline - Europe prizes.

The awards, covering every major carrier worldwide, are based on an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travellers over the past 12 months.



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