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Dixons Travel jets into Belfast International Airport

Dixons' assistant manager, Joe Lunney, and Belfast international Airport's Danielle McCaughern celebrate the opening of the new store at the airport
Gareth McKeown

ELECTRICAL retailer Dixons Travel has opened its first store in the north at Belfast International Airport.

The airport retailer, which has outlets across the UK as well as in Dublin and Oslo has expanded its store presence with the new Belfast outlet, creating a number of jobs.

Managing director of Dixons Travel, Heidi Woodhouse said: “We're excited to be opening our first store in Belfast, and our expertly trained colleagues can't wait to share our extensive product range, exclusive deals, and competitive online beating prices with the Northern Irish market."

“Belfast is one of the largest international travel hubs on the Island of Ireland, making it the perfect location for a newly remodelled Dixons Travel store," she added.

The new store will has a similar look and feel as the award-winning format launched at Heathrow Terminal 3 in 2017

and offers customers top electrical brands with a varied product range including computing, audio, imaging, phones and smart appliances.

The new Dixons Travel store in Belfast fills the void left by Maplin. The electronic goods retailer collapsed earlier this year after being hit hard by a fall in consumer demand.

The company 60 staff in Northern Ireland at five stores located at Boucher Road (15) and Connswater Shopping Centre (11) in Belfast, Coleraine (13), Derry (12) and Belfast International Airport (9). The overall closure led to the loss of 2,335 jobs across the UK at 217 stores.

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