Date: 04 Jul 2022Royal Caribbean International’s first direct charter flight from George Best Belfast City Airport to Barcelona took flight yesterday afternoon, carrying a plane full of guests setting sail on the cruise line’s new ship, Wonder of the Seas, this summer.
Guests flying from Belfast yesterday were the first to experience this new charter service as part of a recent partnership between Royal Caribbean International, Belfast City Airport and British Airways. The summer flight programme offers direct flights between Belfast and Barcelona from 3rd July until 18th September 2022, putting guests’ minds at ease for a smooth holiday experience from start to finish.
Jennifer Callister, Head of Ireland sales at Royal Caribbean International, said:
“We’re delighted to celebrate the first charter flight from George Best Belfast City Airport to Barcelona. We’re always looking for innovative ways to make our guests’ travel experience as easy and convenient as possible, so we’re excited to offer guests travelling from Belfast a chance to relax on a direct flight this summer. Now all they have to think about is all the fun they’re going to have onboard the world’s largest ship, Wonder of the Seas.”
Aviation Development Manager at George Best Belfast City Airport, Ellie McGimpsey, said:
“It’s fantastic to see the first Belfast City to Barcelona charter flight of the summer season take to the skies, connecting cruise passengers from Northern Ireland to Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas.
“Our unique location, just five minutes from the city centre, combined with our short car to gate distance and average security processing time of just six minutes, guarantees customers an enjoyable airport experience and the most convenient start to their Mediterranean getaway.”