Archive Launches a New Summer Sunshine Route from Belfast to Portugal

June 16, 2011 at 15:02

Flights to The Algarve and Croatia go on sale for Summer 2012

Prices start from £39.99 one way including taxes, with Jet2holidays packages from £299

16 June 2011 – The leading leisure airline has announced an exciting new route from Belfast International Airport to Portugal’s Algarve, and also on sale today is the popular Dubrovnik route.

The Algarve from Belfast

The Saturday flights from Northern Ireland to Faro, on Portugal’s Silver Coast, will begin in May 2012 and run throughout the summer season.’s friendly flight times will mean passengers can be sunbathing by early on Saturday afternoon, returning back to Belfast by mid-afternoon so there are no late night transport issues.

Families and couples looking for great value package holidays can take advantage of the offers from sister company Jet2holidays – which combine flights, resort transfers, 22kg baggage allowance, handpicked two to five star hotels and ATOL protection, from just £299 per person for seven nights self catering in Albufeira. And those booking before 4th July can save up to £100 off the booking of any Summer 2012 break.

With some of Europe's best sandy beaches, picturesque rocky coves and year round sunshine, the Algarve has always been popular with holidaymakers. With a raft of well-known resorts, including Albufeira, Praia da Rocha and Lagos, offering a combination of lively nightlife, café culture and family friendly attractions, there is something for everyone. The area is one of Europe’s leading golfing destinations, with over 30 courses along the beautiful 100-mile stretch of coastline, from the world class San Lorenzo course, to the Oceanico courses at the popular golfing resort of Vilamoura, where the inaugural Portuguese Masters took place in 2007.

According to the Post Office’s latest Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer, Portugal also offers great value for money. The country topped a league of 36 destinations in terms of having the lowest overall purchase price of eight popular tourist items, including drinks, suncream and dinner for two.

Ian Doubtfire, managing director of, commented: “We are delighted to announce the launch of this new route from Belfast. We really listen to our customers, and we know the people of Northern Ireland want more choice, better service and a quality flight experience. With people know they get great value flights, but they also get the benefits of allocated seats, friendly flight times, unbeatable service and a generous 22kg baggage allowance. now has 13 routes on sale from Belfast, including flights to the popular holiday destinations of Alicante, Ibiza, Menorca, Murcia and Majorca. Due to strong demand, additional flights have already been added to Alicante, which is a new route for summer 2011. The new flights to the Algarve perfectly complement the existing destinations on offer, providing Northern Ireland travellers with the widest choice of holiday resorts from their local airport and all at friendly low fares.”

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