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George Best City Airport named the UK's best for punctuality

Posted 7th Jun, 2019

Laura Duffy

Laura Duffy Sales and Marketing Assistant

Belfast Airport Ranked Number One in the UK for Punctuality

A study by the CAA that reviewed departure data for both scheduled and chartered flights at all 24 major UK airports found that flights from UK airports were delayed by an average of 16 minutes last year with average delays at Belfast City Airport just eight minutes. 


Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, said:

Being ranked the number one UK airport for punctuality performance is great news for the 2.6 million passengers who use Belfast City Airport each year.

Last year George Best Belfast City Airport invested £15m in their facilities to enhance passengers' experience. The refurbishment of the Departure Lounge and Security areas has resulted in additional seating, an improved retail and food and beverage offering, and an average security processing time of just six minutes.

The airport, from which Aer Lingus, British Airways, Flybe and KLM operate, was also named The Most Convenient Airport in the UK and Ireland in a study by The Telegraph.

Oonagh O'Reilly, Director of Sales and Marketing at ICC Belfast, commented:

"Accessibility is one of the key reasons event organisers choose Belfast for their major conferences and the recent findings by CAA, celebrating Belfast as the most punctual UK airport, strengthen the city’s position as one of the most accessible destinations in Europe. George Best Belfast City Airport is only 2.6 miles from the city centre so once delegates land, they’re able to make their way to ICC Belfast in no time at all. Furthermore, the feedback we’re receiving more of is that not only is it easier to get from Belfast to London than other UK cities, it’s cheaper too so for major conferences, Belfast makes sense."

ICC Belfast is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk of the city centre. Based in the heart of the City Centre and is easily accessed by car, taxi and public transport straight from the Airport. We continually strive to provide an inclusive environment for visitors, contractors and employees and address the needs of all visitors of the venue. 

We would love to welcome you to Belfast, contact us now for more information on how we can deliver a world-class experience for you and most importantly your delegates.


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