Posts Tagged ‘ Belfast International Airport ’

Saturday snippets: 14th January 2017

Jan 14th, 2017 | By
skiing

Stonehenge, Club 55, Star Wars and medical assistance abroad compete with children’s attitudes to holidays in Adrian’s column this week. And there is the almost obligatory Southern rail story.



The Northern Ireland question

Nov 7th, 2016 | By
A United flight taxing on the runway

To say that there is a lot of anger in Northern Ireland over the decision to cancel the provinces’ only transatlantic flight is a bit of an understatement.



Saturday snippets: 24th September 2016

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
North wales landscape

Adrian considers the staycation summer that boomed and wnders whether we will return to three favourite British holiday destinations – Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey.



Saturday snippets: 19th December 2015

Dec 19th, 2015 | By

This week I start this column by blowing Just about Travel’s trumpet. In their German National Travel Writers Awards, the German National Tourist Office has voted us best in the online category for 2015.



Belfast International sold

Jul 23rd, 2013 | By

Belfast International Airport has been sold to a US company that has airports in Costa Rica and Ecuador. The company, ADC&HAS Airports Worldwide, which is based in Houston, Texas has also bought Stockholm’s Skavsta Airport at the same time.



Airport Copycats

Jul 2nd, 2010 | By

UPDATE: 13th July.
“The Scotsman” newspaper says that the MD of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar, has said that the £1 charge for drop off/pick-up may not be enough to change people’s habits. He expects that the number of cars using the drop-off area will fall from 1.6 million to 1 million. If it doesn’t will BAA raise the price? The petition launched by Gavin Brown MSP has so far collected only about 1,200 signatures. If you wish to support the petition you will find it at http://www.gopetition.co.uk/petitions/say-no-to-drop-off-charges-at-edinburgh-airport.html.

Like the proverbial London bus – you wait for ages and then two come along- two airports have announced identical prices for identical services. Belfast International and Edinburgh airports have both said that we’ll have to pay a pound to drop off or collect passengers at their airports.
What else is this but another case of the systematic mugging of the airline passenger?