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23 Apr 2014

Tourism Ireland welcomes new flight from London City Airport

New Flybe flight is good news for tourism to Northern Ireland

Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Flybe of a new flight from London City Airport to Belfast City Airport, starting in October 2014. This new service will certainly help boost leisure and business travel from the all-important GB market to Northern Ireland. 

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s announcement is good news for tourism to Northern Ireland. We already work closely with Flybe and we look forward to co-operating with them to maximise the promotion of this new flight from London City Airport. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism. Tourism Ireland is committed to working with Flybe, Belfast City Airport and other tourism interests, through co-operative marketing, to drive demand for this new flight – as we work with other carriers and partners to promote and help maintain vital routes and services to the island.”

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • Tourism is responsible for in excess of 4.9% of GDP in Northern Ireland and supports approximately 40,000 jobs.
  • In 2013, an estimated 1.789 million overseas visitors visited Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of approximately £438 million. 
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, which is rolling out in 11 different language versions for 30+ markets around the world this year.

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