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United Airlines Named Best International Airline at NI Travel Awards

Published: 23 October 2013

Barry Jackson, United’s Area Sales Manager Northern Ireland, wins Travel Trade Representative of the Year

United Airlines has been named Best International Airline at the Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards 2013, where the airline’s Area Sales Manager Northern Ireland, Barry Jackson, also won Travel Trade Representative/Manager of the Year. The awards are based on votes by the Northern Ireland travel trade community.

It is the seventh year in a row that United, which operates nonstop service from Belfast International Airport to its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, has been recognised as Best International Airline.   

Barry Jackson was named Travel Trade Representative/Manager of the Year for a third time, after winning the award in 2012 and 2010. Barry was joined by Patricia Reede, Sales Manager Ireland and Brian Hughes, Corporate Sales Manager Ireland from United to accept the awards at a ceremony on Oct. 18, 2013 at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Newcastle, Northern Ireland.

Bob Schumacher, United’s Managing Director, U.K. & Ireland, said: “Our New York/Newark route continues to be popular with the support of our customers from across Northern Ireland.  We owe our success to the important relationships we have built, as well as our commitment to offering customers industry-leading products and services.  I would also take  this opportunity to congratulate Barry, and the team across the island of Ireland, for their role in this success.”

United operates year-round, nonstop flights from Belfast International Airport to New York/Newark, from where customers can connect to more than 300 destinations throughout the Americas, including more than 100 cities served nonstop.  It is Northern Ireland’s only scheduled nonstop trans-Atlantic air service. Customers can book online at  

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