International carriers Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook Airlines will begin seasonal flights to Northern Ireland’s capital and largest city Belfast from Orlando International Airport. Travelers can fly non-stop to Belfast, Northern Ireland by Virgin Atlantic. The carrier will operate one flight a week during the summer months using Boeing 747-400 aircraft with 451 seats.
Service launches June 25, 2015 with the inaugural flight from Belfast International Airport. Additional inbound flights will arrive on July 2, July 9 and July 16. Departing flights will leave Orlando on July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30. Virgin Atlantic also provides non-stop service year-round to London/Gatwick and Manchester and seasonally to Glasgow.
Thomas Cook will operate its twice-weekly service using Airbus A330-200 aircraft with either 314 or 322 seats. The initial flight will arrive at Orlando International Airport from Belfast on June 26 followed by additional inbound flights on June 30, July 3, July 7 and September 4. Outbound flights from Orlando to Belfast will leave on July 10, July 14, July 17, July 21 and September 18. Thomas Cook also provides seasonal non-stop service to Manchester, Glasgow and London/Stansted.
Belfast is home to the Harland and Wolff shipyard, builder of the RMS Titanic. It is also one of the filming locations for HBO’s popular Game of Thrones series and provides easy access to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular attractions in Northern Ireland.