The Belfast International Airport jobs fair will be held this month offering over 125 new roles. Eight companies boasting 125+ jobs will be showcasing the positions at the Valley Leisure Centre on Thursday February 22, between 4pm and 7pm.
Around 80 of the roles are split evenly between aircraft ground handling company, Swissport and international security firm, ICTS. Retail, food, currency and drink outlets makes up the rest of the roles.
Belfast International Airport Staff are celebrating the news that passenger numbers have hit a new record high, just as 2017 draws to a close.
The Scottish airport has already broken existing records by exceeding 5,243,038, the number previously achieved back in 2007, and that figure is still expected to increase with 4 weeks left of the year.
As a mark of achievement, and also a chance to thank the passengers using the airport, Belfast International gave away 2 free flight tickets to their 5,243,039th passenger Glenda Garrett as she checked in for her recent flight!
EasyJet have revealed that they intend to expand their Northern Ireland base at Belfast International Airport.
The plan reveals how easyJet will operate more than 32 flights per day between Belfast and London. The addition of these new flights means that 6000 extra seats will be available for winter routes in the future.
The airline will be introducing a new A320 aircraft in June 2018 which will be added to their fleet in order to provide these extra seats, and will remain based in Belfast throughout the year.
Belfast Airport have recently announced that they have seen 24 months of consecutive double-digit passenger growth, thanks to the core success of the airlines that operate from the airport.
565,862 passengers passed through the doors of the airport in July, which is a 14.5% improvement of the same month in 2016.
If that wasn’t enough, more than 501,000 passengers were recorded to have flown through the airport in the first 6 months of 2017 alone!
Congratulations to Belfast International Airport as they celebrate 6 successive months of passenger growth!
Part of the success has been credited to Ryanair’s new commercial service to the popular Catalan city of Girona. These flights mark the 11th international route that Ryanair provide from Belfast International Airport.
An astounding 400,000 passengers passed through the airport doors over the 28 days of February, which is a 27% increase on the same period last year.
The airport’s Managing Director, Graham Keddie, claimed that even with a short month, the passenger figures were ‘an outstanding achievement’…
The building contractor RJ McKelvey Ltd successfully fought off competition to win the contract to complete the work at Belfast International Airport’s 1.6 acre site.
RJ McKelvey Ltd beat several other firms to win the contract to carry out the work which is expected to stretch over 7 months, while creating around 35 jobs both fulltime and part time, creating £500,000 in wages.
A new route has been announced from George Best Belfast City Airport to Reykjavik, Iceland, thank to Icelandair! The flights which will take off from June 1st 2017 will travel 3 times a week as part of a new service from the Irish Airport!
Birkir Holm Guðnason, Icelandair chief executive, said.
“Belfast is a vibrant fast growing city with great business and leisure opportunities and we are happy to be able to offer our customers this exciting addition to our network”.
The budget Irish airline begins its first series of international flights from Belfast Int. en route to Berlin, starting Thursday the 1st of September 3 times a week.
The airport claim that the route has already had strong demand in terms of bookings in both directions.
Although no figures have been officially released yet, The new route runs alongside newly introduced routes from Belfast International to both Spain and Milan Bergamo.
Belfast International Airport is one of three in Northern Ireland to have been highly praised for it’s ‘excellent’ care given to those with a disability.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) gave recognition to Belfast International, Belfast City and City of Derry Airports as well as ranking them all within the top 10 of the whole of the UK for their services to the disabled.