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2008-09-25 15:00:37

By CLAIRE HARRISON THE Tourist Information Centre (TIC) situated at George Best Belfast City Airport is celebrating a successful first year after handling 55,000 enquiries since opening, significantly more than expected. Located in the arrivals hall, the TIC was opened last August next to the redesigned airport information desk. The aim of the project was to provide an enhanced service for both visitors and local users. Catering for the immediate needs of visitors, the facility provides...

2008-09-25 15:00:37

By LINDA McKEE ANGRY residents today demanded that airlines using George Best Belfast City Airport be fined tens of thousand of pounds after it emerged that that more than 700 flights flouted the 9.30pm last flight deadline last year. Government figures have revealed that hundreds of aircraft are flying in and out of the city airport every year after the deadline - many of them after 10 o'clock at night. The DoE revealed that some 569 flights came in after the deadline in 2006, while...

2008-09-25 15:00:37

By Linda McKee EAST Belfast residents were urged to write to Environment Minister Sammy Wilson asking him to come to their homes to experience aircraft noise for himself. Campaigners seeking tighter controls told a public meeting in Ballymacarrett the minister needs to control the activities of George Best Belfast City Airport, or it could end up becoming Northern Ireland's biggest airport. Around 50 residents gathered at Connswater Community Centre for what became a heated debate on...

2008-09-12 18:00:24

IF the dreary days are getting you down and you fancy a change of scenery, this could be just the prize for you! We've teamed up with Ryanair and the Crown Moran Hotel to jet one lucky reader and a friend to London, the vibrant capital city, from George Best Belfast City Airport. One lucky runnerup will win a pair of return flights from Belfast City to London. This super first prize is for two and includes return all- inclusive flights from George Best Belfast City Airport to London...

2008-09-11 18:00:00

IF the dreary days are getting you down and you fancy a change of scenery, this could be just the prize for you! We've teamed up with Ryanair and the Crown Moran Hotel to jet one lucky reader and a friend to London, the vibrant capital city, from George Best Belfast City Airport. One lucky runnerup will win a pair of return flights from Belfast City to London. This super first prize is for two and includes return all- inclusive flights from George Best Belfast City Airport to London...

2008-09-08 12:00:26

By KATHRYN TORNEY GEORGE Best Belfast City Airport has hit back at claims that aircraft noise is causing problems for many local schools. Campaign group Belfast City Airport Watch has called on Environment Minister Sammy Wilson to take urgent action following its survey. A total of 18 Belfast schools said they were concerned about the impact of noise on their school during the survey in June. However, Brian Ambrose, chief executive of the airport, questioned the findings and accused...

2008-09-07 18:00:15

BELFAST'S George Best airport has been sold for pounds 132.5million. That's almost FOUR times what its present owners-the Spanish Ferrovial Group - paid five years ago. The new owners are the ABN AMRO Global Infrastructure Group. Brian Ambrose, the airport's chief executive said the sale would not affect day-to-day business. He said: "We look forward to continuing to serve both our business partners and our customers and to continued investment." (c) 2008 People, The; London....

2008-09-07 18:00:15

By IAN GRAHAM THE George Best Belfast City Airport has been sold for nearly four times what its owners paid for it just five years ago. The Spanish Ferrovial Group - owners of Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and other key British airports in the BAA group - has sold the regional airport to the ABN AMRO Global Infrastructure Fund for pounds 132.5 million. Brian Ambrose, chief executive of the Belfast airport, said completion of the sale is expected before the end of the month, and added:...

2008-08-17 18:00:32

NORTHERN Ireland travellers could be faced with Bank Holiday chaos after baggage handlers and check-in staff at some of the UK's major airports voted to go on strike. Two 24-hour stoppages are set to go ahead at Gatwick and Stansted on August 25 - Bank Holiday Monday - and Friday, August 29, disrupting thousands of holidaymakers' plans. Workers at Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle airports could join the industrial action following a ballot next week. No strike action has been called...


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