Verona becomes latest destination from BIA

Verona is the latest route to appear on the destination screens at Belfast International Airport.

Pictured launching the new Verona route are Naomi Sainty from Thomson Airways, Airport Business Development Director Uel Hoey and Jill Russell from Topflight.

Topflight and Thomson Lakes and Mountains are launching a new weekly service on Saturday, May 21 to Verona for the summer season direct from Belfast International Airport.

Not only is Verona famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s most famous play but it is also the gateway to the beautiful Lake Garda with its bright, colourful towns framed by dramatic mountain ranges.

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Uel Hoey, Business Development Director at Belfast International Airport, said: “Italy is a fantastic destination and always a popular choice with local holidaymakers, so we are delighted to add Verona and Lake Garda to our growing list of routes.

“Holidaymakers want to travel from their local airport so we will continue to work with our airlines and operators to deliver those services.”

Maurice Shiels, Sales Manager with Topflight, added: “Topflight are delighted with the level of bookings on the Belfast to Verona route, it is proving a very fast selling flight.

“Flying into Verona offers excellent holiday possibilities for Northern Irish holidaymakers including the wonderful resorts of Lake Garda and the beautiful Venetian Riviera.

“If you haven’t visited this area, Veneto is the region where wealthy Venetians escaped the bustle of the city for over 700 years, and its rich history, Palladian architecture and local cuisine makes this area very different than others,” said Nikki Hooper, Overseas Director Thomson Lakes & Mountains.

“We are delighted that our customers have now the option to fly directly from Belfast International Airport to this stunning region to experience some ‘Dolce Vita’.”