Airport expecting huge holiday passenger levels

One of the flights leaving the International Airport
One of the flights leaving the International Airport

Nearly 11,000 passengers per day will file through the entrance doors at Belfast International Airport as the summer holiday exodus gets underway.

Over the next few days, the airport will accommodate some 50,000 passengers in the Check-in Hall.

In total, over the next two weeks airport bosses expect 150,000 passengers who are booked on flights to various holiday destinations throughout the world.

Uel Hoey, the airport’s business development director, said activity at a high level and reflects the current economic climate.

He added: “This is our busiest time of the year and we’re seeing an uplift in activity which reflects an improving economic climate.

“We’re fully prepared for the influx to the airport. 150,000 outbound passengers will use the airport but that is only one part of the story.

“As thousands are jetting off, thousands more will be arriving, so activity levels will be at an all-time high.

“Popular destinations this summer include the traditional hotspots of Spain, Cyprus, Turkey and Greece as well as New York, Florida, and Sharm el Sheikh.

“New destinations this year include Bordeaux, Jersey and Corfu and they are all performing strongly.

“City breaks to London, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona continue to be a popular choice.”