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Titanic’s Belfast has a growing City airport

by Matt Falcus

As the world’s attention focuses on Belfast and its role in building the famous Titanic liner, which sank 100 years ago, a lot of tourists are flocking to the city. The new Titanic Quarter on the site that the ship was built is drawing in a lot of visitors, and the nearby George Best Belfast City Airport is thriving with the introduction of some new routes.

Admittedly these routes are more likely to take people away from Belfast, but nevertheless it is all good for the harbour area of the city, and Belfast’s economy.

New routes have started this month to Alicante, Faro, Malaga, and Palma. All are operated by bmibaby using Boeing 737-300 aircraft.

Katy Best, Commercial and Marketing Director Belfast City Airport said:

“2012 looks set to be a very successful year for tourism and I am confident the range of flights on offer at Belfast City Airport, the frequency and the value will be very appealing to tourists keen on joining the celebrations.

“A private investment of £15 million by our shareholders in the last four years has delivered a terminal and facilities that are the envy of many and a gateway that Northern Ireland can be justifiably proud.”

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