Quantcast

Latest Transport in Belfast Stories

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...

2008-09-25 12:00:29

By WILL ELLISON; ANNA QUIGLEY A CUSTOMER helpline has been set up for passengers affected by the closure of City of Derry Airport by a strike this week. And, as the strike by council workers draws near, a trade union official in the city has called the pay offer to council workers derisory and said that it will "plunge many people into poverty." Liam Gallagher of UNITE and the Derry Trades Council was speaking before the local government workers come out on strike tomorrow. Local...

2008-09-25 12:00:29

By David Young Hundreds of air passengers were last night advised to make alternative arrangements after it was confirmed that the City of Derry Airport will close later this week due to strike action. The Derry City Council-owned facility will shut on Wednesday and Thursday after last ditch attempts to reach a resolution to the ongoing public service workers pay dispute failed. While some airlines have cancelled their scheduled flights, others are operating out of Belfast International...

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...

2008-08-28 12:01:04

By LINDA McKEE PLANES descending into George Best Belfast City Airport fly so close to Connswater Grove that residents can see the pilot in the cockpit. That is according to mother-of-two Vonnine Hanna, who has lived in the east Belfast street for 14 years. "Fourteen years ago the airport was only up and running. We'd have been lucky if there had been four or five flights a day. Now there are 30-odd flights in and out every day," she said. "There are more planes coming in now and they...

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
Related