A new £500,000 passenger airbridge has been opened at Belfast International Airport to aid the boarding and disembarkation process for passengers.
The move forms part of a wider £10 million investment programme designed to upgrade facilities at Belfast International Airport and improve passenger experience.
John Doran, managing director of Belfast International Airport, also drew attention to the fact that the airbridge’s introduction coincided with the fourth anniversary of Continental Airlines’ first flight to New York from Belfast International.
Continental Airlines still offers daily flights to New York, and Bob Schumacher, the airline’s senior director for the UK and Ireland, has hailed the policy of continued improvement at the hub.
"As the operator of Northern Ireland’s only scheduled transatlantic service, we welcome the addition of this state-of-the-art airbridge" he commented.
"We know our customers will appreciate the convenience and shelter it offers during boarding and disembarkation."
Last month Jet2.com announced the introduction of two new routes from Belfast International Airport, with flights to Newquay and Jersey now offered by the airline.