NEW RECORD FOR DUBLIN AIRPORT!

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Dublin Airport welcomed more than 3.1 million passengers in July, which was a new monthly record for the airport, and a 6 per cent increase on the same period last year…

July was the first time in the airport’s 77-year history that more than three million passengers have been facilitated in a single month.

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FOUR UK AIRPORTS TOLD THEY MUST IMPROVE DISABILITY FACILITIES BUT NI AIRPORTS MAKE THE GRADE!

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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a report that assesses the top 30 UK airports on the quality of assistance they provide to passengers with a disability…

The report reveals that the majority of UK airports are providing ‘very good’ or ‘good’ support, but four UK airports have not met the CAA’s expectations and have been told they must improve.

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CALL FOR TWO DRINK LIMIT AND A BAN ON ALCOHOL SALES BEFORE 10AM!

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Ryanair is asking UK airports to enforce a two-drink limit per boarding pass and a ban on alcohol sales before 10am after it was revealed the number of passengers arrested for drunken behaviour has increased by 50 per cent in the last year…

The budget airline has already banned customers from drinking duty-free alcohol on flights, and stopped passengers flying from Glasgow Prestwick and Manchester to Alicante and Ibiza from bringing it onboard the aircraft.

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BELFAST HARBOUR’S CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL ONE STEP CLOSER!

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A new £15 million cruise ship terminal at Belfast Harbour is one step closer to being a reality as a planning application – submitted last year for a “multi-purpose facility for berthing of cruise ships” – is scheduled to be discussed by Belfast City Council next week…

A decision will then be made by the Department for Infrastructure.

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10 THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN IRELAND NEXT WEEK!

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DiscoverNorthernIreland.com has stacks of fun things to do across NI, from family days out to gigs and cultural events…

Here are 10 exciting things taking place next week (Aug 14-20).

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HEAD ON DOWN TO THE PORTAVOGIE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND!

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Portavogie Harbour will be bustling with activity on this Saturday (August 12) as the Portavogie Seafood Festival kicks off…

Learn how to cook the perfect fish dish with celebrity chef Nick Nairn at the festival kitchen, sample delicious seafood delicacies from the Artisan food stalls and pick up some of Portavogie’s finest catch at the Fish Market.

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ENHANCED SECURITY AT DUBLIN AIRPORT – CHANGES TO CHECK-IN TIMES!

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American Airlines have announced that their check-in counters at Dublin Airport will now be closing 75 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time to allow passengers to pass security checkpoints in time…

This change is due to enhanced security checks at Dublin airport and will take effect immediately.

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SSP TO INVEST £2.5 MILLION IN BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OUTLETS!

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SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, is embarking on a £2.5 million expansion at Belfast International Airport which will lead to up to seventy new full and part-time jobs…

Most of the work will be at existing airside outlets. The popular Lagan Bar has already been extended at the front and rear, creating seating for an additional 100 customers. In addition, the Starbucks coffee shop will undergo a complete refurbishment.

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BBC’s The One Show comes to the Causeway Coast

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More than 4 million people will be tuning into images of the Causeway Coast this week, on BBC’s hugely popular The One Show…

Matt Baker and Alex Jones will be presenting their special ‘Big Causeway Crawl’ – making their way along the Causeway Coastal Route from Carrickfergus to the Giant’s Causeway, stopping off at Cushendall, Ballycastle and Portrush along the way.

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BELFAST CITY AIRPORT SHORTLISTED FOR GLOBAL AVIATION AWARD

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George Best Belfast City Airport has been nominated for one of the most prestigious global marketing awards in aviation for a second successive year…

The airport has been shortlisted for the ‘Under 4 Million Passenger’ category of the World Routes Marketing Awards.

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