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25 Jul 2014

Tourism Ireland welcomes new Jet2 flight from Rome to Belfast International Airport

New flight from Rome next summer is good news for tourism from Italy

Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Jet2 of a new flight from Rome to Belfast International Airport, due to commence in April 2015, which will certainly help boost tourism to Northern Ireland from Italy.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s announcement is good news for tourism to Northern Ireland. We already work very closely with Jet2 promoting the Pisa to Belfast flight and we look forward to co-operating with them to maximise the promotion of this new flight to Belfast International Airport. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in visitor numbers.”

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, almost 1.7 million overseas visitors visited Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of £474 million. 
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, which is available in ten different language versions for 30+ markets around the world this year.

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