Northern Ireland News

World Travel Market 2016: Ballygally Castle welcomes Game of Thrones fans to Northern Ireland

World Travel Market 2016: Ballygally Castle welcomes Game of Thrones fans to Northern Ireland

Fans of the hit TV series Game of Thrones can follow in the footsteps of the show’s characters and actors at Ballygally Castle, Northern Ireland. Part of the Hastings Hotels group, the hotel features a Game of Thrones Afternoon Tea, Valyrian Steel Style Carving Knives, and a special door which was part of Tourism Ireland’s recent Game of Thrones campaign.

Belfast International Airport hit by delays

Belfast International Airport hit by delays

4th Oct 2016 Airline News

Passengers are experiencing delays at Belfast International Airport after a freight plane got stuck on the runway. Officials closed the runway for a short time before reopening it at for arrivals at 09:00 BST. However, knock-on delays are expected.

KLM launches new route into George Best Belfast City Airport

KLM launches new route into George Best Belfast City Airport

22nd May 2015 Airline News

KLM began its new daily flight service from George Best Belfast City Airport earlier, marking the airline’s 17 departure point in the UK and Ireland. The route offers Belfast passengers convenient access to KLM’s worldwide network of over 200 destinations, in more than 100 countries, via the award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Routes Europe to return to UK with Belfast event in 2017

Routes Europe to return to UK with Belfast event in 2017

Routes Europe will return to the United Kingdom in 2017 when the 12th annual event takes place on April 23rd-25th 2017 in Belfast at the Waterfront Conference Centre. The venue is expected to complete its state of the art £30 million extension in the summer of 2016 ahead of the event. Routes Europe, which is the largest regional Routes event, will be hosted by Invest Northern Ireland and Visit Belfast and supported by a wide range of stakeholders including; Tourism Northern Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Belfast City Council, Belfast International Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport.

KLM flies into George Best airport in Belfast

KLM flies into George Best airport in Belfast

6th Jan 2015 Airline News

One of Europe’s largest airline groups, Air France KLM, is to commence operations from Northern Ireland. George Best Belfast City Airport is the only airport in the UK or Ireland included in expansion plans announced today by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines who will commence a daily service to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from May 2015.

Air Passenger Duty cut for Northern Ireland

Air Passenger Duty cut for Northern Ireland

29th Sep 2011 Airline News

Air Passenger Duty on direct long-haul routes from Northern Ireland airports is to be cut. The direct long-haul rate of APD will fall to the lower short-haul rate - £12 per passenger in economy and £24 for business and first class passengers, chancellor George Osborne confirmed earlier.

NITB offers Giant’s Causeway £9m grant

NITB offers Giant’s Causeway £9m grant

The Northern Island Tourism Board is to provide £9 million to support the building of a new visitors’ centre at Giant’s Causeway. The previous centre at the causeway – the most popular attraction in Northern Ireland - was destroyed by fire in 2000, with temporary facilities in place since.