Travel News: Walking, biking discount, coronavirus extensions and new flights from Belfast City Airport

Eastern Airlines are now flying from Belfast City Airport

Eastern Airways takes on Belfast City routes

Eastern Airways has announced it is taking on the former Flybe routes from Belfast City Airport to Southampton and Teesside. The six-times-weekly service to Teeside International Airport has already commenced, with the southern England route flying from March 23. Southampton has been a popular route for Belfast passengers, particularly with leisure passengers connecting to cruises and for families accessing attractions such as Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World. The service will run daily, with the exception of Saturdays. See

Balkan Holidays take coronavirus measures

In the light of the coronovirus pandemic, Balkan Holidays have announced that they will extend the balance due date on new and existing summer 2020 package holidays from 10 weeks to four weeks prior to departure. For new summer 2020 package holiday bookings to Bulgaria made until March 31 clients can also change their holiday to another date in summer 2020 or summer 2021 seasons with no admin charge up to 14 days prior to departure. For current advice visit

Explore the Ireland by foot or by bike

To celebrate St Patrick's Day 2020 are offering a 10 per cent discount on all walking and cycling tours in 2020 if booked before March 31. You could cycle the Achill Island Greenway, from Westport to Achill Island, from €815 pps for up to seven nights. Other tours include hiking the Kerry Camino, from €410 pps for up to four nights or hiking the Wicklow Way, from €900 for up to eight nights. Book now using the code PATRICKS2020 at

:: All information correct at time of issue

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