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    • NEW SERVICE BETWEEN NORTHERN IRELAND AND DONCASTER SHEFFIELD TAKES FLIGHT

      Monday 14 Apr 2014

      George Best Belfast City Airport extended a warm welcome on Friday to 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, 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.

      Arriving into Belfast City Airport on the first flight LinksAir Commercial Manager, Roger Hage, said:

      “I am thrilled to be in Belfast today to celebrate the beginning of this exciting new service to Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

      “I have no doubt this route will be of economic benefit to the Northern Ireland economy and we are look forward to carrying passengers between the two destinations.”

      Steve Gill, Managing Director of Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, said:

      “The Belfast route is a great addition to our offering.

      “Belfast will be a fantastic business route with people being able to set off in the morning and be in Belfast city centre for the start of the business day.

      “It will also be convenient for leisure travellers keen to explore the great sights Northern Ireland has on offer or to experience a weekend break in Belfast.
      It will also be great for passengers coming in to our region, either for work or for a weekend break in the beautiful county of Yorkshire with its vibrant cities and stunning countryside.

      I am delighted with our new relationship and look forward to working with the airport, and LinksAir, now and into the future.”

      Flights can be booked now through www.linksair.co.uk or by contacting LinksAir on 0844 800 2411.

      For more information about the routes operated from Belfast City Airport please visit www.belfastcityairport.com or follow their social media accounts - Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram.

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      The LinksAir, DSA and Belfast City Airport team met on Friday to celebrate the first flight to Belfast!