31/10/2016

New Ski Route From Belfast To Salzburg Launched

A new ski route to Salzburg in Austria has been launched by George Best Belfast City Airport.

The launch is in conjunction with ski holiday operators Topflight and Crystal Ski Holidays.

Starting on Christmas Eve and running every Saturday until 11 March 2017, the weekly Aer Lingus charter flight will provide direct access for passengers to a wide range of Austria's finest ski resorts.

Katy Best, Commercial and Marketing Director at Belfast City Airport, said: "Belfast City Airport is continually seeking opportunities to grow our successful European route network and we're delighted to launch this new charter ski flight to Salzburg.

"In Topflight and Crystal Ski Holidays we have partnered with leading operators with a proven pedigree in delivering ski holiday packages throughout Europe.
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"Salzburg is a world-class ski destination and its wide range of quality ski resorts, which cater for skiers of all abilities, are all served by our new route.

"The demand for ski holidays in the local market is strong, and we are confident this route, facilitated by Aer Lingus, will prove very popular and be warmly welcomed by ski tourists of all abilities."

Maurice Shiels, Topflight Sales Director, said: "We are very excited about the launch of this route from Belfast City Airport and are delighted to offer the Northern Irish market a fantastic choice for winter ski and board holidays direct from Belfast.

"We have seen significant growth across the ski market in recent years and the increased capacity on this route from Belfast to Salzburg will further enhance that upward trend. Sales to date show that the demand is certainly out there."

(CD/LM)

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