Belfast In­ter­na­tional

Air­port Man­ag­ing direc­tor: Gra­ham Ked­die

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Belfast In­ter­na­tional Air­port, which wel­comed 5.8 mil­lion pas­sen­gers in 2017, was sold to in­ter­na­tional out­fit Vinci Air­ports last year. But the air­port has had a dif­fi­cult 12 months, as it’s beeen dogged by de­lays for pas­sen­gers go­ing through se­cu­rity.

It an­nounced it would in­crease the num­ber of se­cu­rity lanes from six to eight by Easter this year. How­ever, while work was tak­ing place, the six cur­rent lanes were re­duced to five. Long de­lays on one March morn­ing led the air­port to ad­mit that it was “em­bar­rass­ing and hu­mil­i­at­ing” for the air­port to face a re­cur­rence of the prob­lem.

The air­port is in­creas­ing its spend on fa­cil­i­ties, with work start­ing on a new col­lec­tion of restau­rants and cafes for pas­sen­gers, called North­ern QTR.

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