New Causeway Lounge for Belfast International Airport

Airport Managing Director Graham Keddie welcomes US Consul General Dan Lawton to the new Causeway Lounge accompanied by Airport Commercial services Manager Deirdre Graffin.

Airport Managing Director Graham Keddie welcomes US Consul General Dan Lawton to the new Causeway Lounge accompanied by Airport Commercial services Manager Deirdre Graffin.

New Causeway Lounge boost for passengers at Belfast International Airport

£250,000 investment in passenger facility.

The newly refurbished Causeway Lounge at Belfast International Airport has today been officially opened by US Consul General Daniel Lawton.

With an investment of over £250,000 business and leisure passengers can now enjoy a host of amenities to make sure that every journey can get off to a perfect start.

Located just off the main departures concourse the Causeway Lounge occupies an enviable location above the main viewing gallery affording unrivalled views of the main runways. The room has continuous panoramic full height glazing and the new layout makes the most of the fabulous views.

Speaking at today’s launch, U.S. Consul General Daniel Lawton said, “I am delighted to be here to officially open the Causeway Lounge.  Belfast International Airport is a critical gateway for direct access to the United States from Northern Ireland, as well as Great Britain and Europe.  Transatlantic trade, tourism, and investment is vital to the prosperity of this region.   I commend the Airport for making this significant investment in passenger facilities.”

Greeted by a dedicated welcome team, guests can take a seat and spend their pre-boarding time in a way that suits them best. Whether it is to send that final email before take-off, or to relax and enjoy the view.  With high speed wi-fi, computer stations and ample power points, business travellers can rest assured that they will remain fully connected at all times. Families are also welcome in the lounge with a dedicated children’s area to keep the little ones entertained before take-off.

Belfast International Airport Managing Director Graham Keddie commented, “The Causeway Lounge is part of a continuous investment programme in the airport which will add considerably to airside passenger facilities.

We are passionate about promoting Northern Ireland and continue to do so by enhancing the complimentary food menu. A gourmet buffet counter boasts a wide range of treats and bites for guests to enjoy. Featuring food from a range of local artisan food producers, including Fivemiletown Cheese, Dittys Oat Cakes and Punjana tea, you can enjoy a final taste of home before jetting off. 

The lounge provides the perfect platform for our incredible food producers to showcase their products to both a domestic and international audience. This support is hugely important in order to continue growing Northern Ireland’s food offering – particularly during NI’s 2016 Year of Food.’

The Causeway Lounge is open to all passengers travelling from Belfast International Airport.  Access to the lounge is part of the benefits of Belfast International Airport’s corporate card scheme, Executive Direct. Passengers can also pre-book online at www.belfastairport.com or pay at the door. Members of alternative lounge access schemes such as Priority Pass can also use this membership to gain access.

WIZZ AIR: MAJOR EXPANSION AND 25% GROWTH IN POLAND IN 2015

in_the_airWIZZ AIR: MAJOR EXPANSION AND 25% GROWTH IN POLAND IN 2015
Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, today announced further expansion in Poland and that is to include a new route to from Belfast to Katowice, Poland.

This comes hot on the heels of the announcement that they will start flying from Belfast to Vilnius in Lithuania.

The new route will start on 31st March 2015 and operate twice weekly – Tuesday and Saturday.

This is the ninth new route to be announced from Belfast International this year.

easyJet                 Reykjavik (KEF)                 12/12/2014
Jet2.com              Rome (FCO)                       02/04/2015
Jet2.com              Prague (PRG)                     03/04/2015
Jet2.com              Las Palmas (LPA)              12/05/2015
Jet2.com              Zante (ZKY)                         27/05/2015
Wizz                       Vilnius (VIL)                        22/04/2015
Wizz                       Katowice (KTW)                31/3/2015
Virgin Atlantic    Orlando (MCO)                 25/6/2015
Thomas Cook     Las Vegas (LAS)                5/7/2015

Wizz Air’s major expansion in the capital city and the Polish regions will further stimulate the job market in the aviation and tourism sectors with more visitors now able to travel to Poland on Wizz Air’s low fare services. Tickets on Wizz Air’s newest routes as well as the entire summer 2015 schedule from Poland are already on sale and can be booked at wizzair.com starting from PLN 39**.

Speaking at a press conference in Warsaw today, József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air said: “Today is another major step forward for WIZZ in Poland. Just in three weeks we have announced 3 new based aircraft, 13 new routes and 1.4 million additional seats in 2015. We are highly committed to continuing to bring more of our low fares and optional services to best meet the needs of the Polish traveling public. WIZZ’s ever expanding network and increasing frequencies on existing routes will certainly attract more passengers traveling on leisure or business. Our growth will generate over 1,400 jobs across Poland and boost tourism across the country.”