Release Date: 14 Sep 2011

Appealing to leisure travellers keen to explore the historic city of Gloucestershire and the beautiful surrounding Cotswolds area, has introduced the five times weekly flight, via the Isle of Man. Seats are currently on sale for the Belfast to Gloucestershire service for immediate travel and are priced from £69.95 single including all taxes and charges.  

To celebrate the launch of the new route, travellers booking on the service for travel during the month of September 2011 will be given a free ‘Manx Gold’ upgrade. Benefits of’s Gold Service include complimentary use of the special business lounge with refreshments and snacks, priority boarding and free WiFi Internet access.

Gloucestershire Airport is located close to the M5 motorway providing great access to Gloucester and the West Country, as well as the Midlands and Bristol to the south. Gloucester is renowned for the stunning architecture of its Cathedral and Victorian Docks, as well as a great range of shopping for all budgets. Close by is the famous spa town of Cheltenham, considered the centre of the Cotswolds and home of National Hunt horseracing. Further afield, the Royal Forest of Dean is one of England’s few remaining ancient forests, covering 27,000 acres of woodland, providing plenty of outdoor activities.

Chairman of Noel Hayes said: “Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties have so much to offer, including stunning scenery, outdoor activities, rich history and great shopping. Gloucestershire Airport is conveniently located and the team there is
renowned for transporting luggage from the aircraft to the reclaim area in a matter of minutes so Northern Ireland visitors can experience old fashioned personal service and avoid the long queues seen at most larger airports.”

Katy Best, Business Development Director at George Best Belfast City Airport said: “We are delighted with’s new connection service from Belfast City Airport to Gloucestershire. We are confident that this will be a very popular route among our growing leisure passengers, with its close proximity to Cheltenham and very convenient scheduling times making a perfect long weekend!”

Ruth Morgan from George Best Belfast City Airport and Sheena Edwards from Servisair, Northern Ireland handling agents for,  celebrate the launch of the new service to  Gloucester with a traditional English Ploughman’s platter.  The five times weekly service, via Isle of Man, connects Northern Ireland with the stunning South West England region incorporating historic Gloucester, the famous spa town of Cheltenham, home of National Hunt horseracing and the surrounding Cotswolds area.  Flights are on sale now priced from £69.95 single including all taxes and charges

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