Thursday, 27 October 2016

London City Airport CEO Declan Collier welcomes Heathrow expansion

                                                 
London City Airport 
London City Airport CEO Declan Collier has welcomed plans for London Heathrow expansion.
In July London City Airport received government approval for it's £344 million Development Programme to grow passenger numbers from 4.3 to 6.5 million by 2015 investing in infrastructure including 7 new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway and passenger terminal extension.

Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport said "Today’s announcement is good news for business, good news for tourism and good news for Britain; a new runway in the South East will create much needed capacity, helping secure the UK’s position as a global hub - never more important than in the current political climate.

Approving development at London City Airport earlier this year showed the Government’s readiness to act in the best interests of the British economy as it will generate more economic activity and create more jobs at the airport.

The aviation industry must now work with Government to ensure we continue to look to the future and can deliver in the short, medium and long term to keep Britain open for business."

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Emirates Airlines has won its first travel award in Northern Ireland

                                                 
Lynsey Lamot Emirates Airlines 
Global connector Emirates Airlines has won its first travel award in Northern Ireland. The world's largest international airline was awarded Best Airline Worldwide at the Blue Insurance Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa presented by actor, James Nesbitt.

The Northern Ireland market has become increasingly important to Emirates and according to Dublin Airport, Dubai was the third most popular destination for passengers from Northern Ireland in 2015.
Emirates is the only airline flying direct between Ireland and Dubai, with a twice daily service.

Enda Corneille, country manager for Emirates in Ireland said "Since launching in Ireland almost five years ago, we have seen a significant increase in the number of passengers from the North travelling with Emirates, both for business and leisure.

We are really committed to the NI market with a dedicated presence in Belfast for our corporate customers, so it's particularly pleasing for us to have been selected Best Airline Worldwide by travel experts from all over the province.

Dubai is understandably one of the most popular routes on our network and in addition, we connect passengers from Ireland to exciting destinations all over the globe including Australia, India, South Africa and Asia. This is our first award in the North and I'd like to think that it's due, in part, to the 'Emirates difference'. "

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