A new ski route has been announced by Aer Lingus, in conjunction with Topflight and Crystal Ski Holidays.
A new service between George Best Belfast City Airport and Salzburg will start next month.
From Christmas Eve, up until the 11th March 2017, a flight will operate each and every Saturday, departing Belfast Airport at 1.30pm.
The flights, which is just three hours, is sure to be a hit, as Salzburg provides access to some of Austria’s most popular ski resorts including Kitzbühel, Zell am See, St. Johann, Kirchberg, Söll, and St. Wolfgang. And with package prices starting from £389 per person it’s affordable too!
Whilst, Maurice Shiels, Topflight Sales Director, added, “We are very excited about the launch of this route from Belfast City Airport and are delighted to offer the Northern Irish market a fantastic choice for winter ski and board holidays direct from Belfast.
“We have seen significant growth across the ski market in recent years and the increased capacity on this route from Belfast to Salzburg will further enhance that upward trend. Sales to date show that the demand is certainly out there.
“Topflight were honoured to be voted as the Best Ski Tour Operator Northern Ireland for the 14th consecutive year at the Northern Ireland Travel & Tourism Awards on Friday 21st October.”
With Chris Logan, Managing Director of Crystal Ski Holidays UK and Ireland, which is part of TUI Group, adding, “There has been an increase in the number of UK airports providing ski flights in recent years, with 23 bases now offering routes to 136 ski resorts across Europe.
“With Salzburg having a well-established reputation as one of the world’s premier ski destinations for families and groups, this new flight is a very timely addition to the Northern Ireland market and one which we are confident will be extremely well received.”