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So Faro So Good for

Published: 31 May 2012’s inaugural flight to Faro in the Algarve takes off


UTV’s Julian Simmons celebrated’s

first ever flight to Faro in the Algarve, direct from Belfast International Airport earlier this week.  This new route, which is the 12th destination on’s impressive portfolio from Belfast, offers flights from just £32.99 one way including taxes.

Flying in to Faro in the Algarve, you’ll see a city of pristine whitewashed buildings and a glittering marina. However, Faro also unlocks all of the delights in the Algarve, including the glorious golden beaches of Albufera, the decorative architecture of Portimao and the trimmed green golf courses close to Vilamoura.

Since the Faro route went on sale 14 months ago, flights have been proving very popular, especially with couples, families and keen golfers as the Algarve offers 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. 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 £379 per person e.g. on 8th September, this super deal of £379 per person is available in the 3*Self Catering, Vilamoura Golf Hotel, Vilamoura in Algarve, based on 2 adults sharing including resort transfers & 22kgs luggage.

Julian Simmons has been on holiday in the Algarve on many occasion throughout the years.  He says: “The Algarve is one of the most picturesque places I have been to and there’s the added bonus of all year round sunshine.  I especially love Albufeira, Praia da Rocha and Lagos.  The Algarve has a great buzz, offering a combination of café culture and family friendly attractions and great nightlife; there is something for everyone.  I may even take up golfing one of these days and play on one of the top golf courses over there and give Darren Clarke a run for his money!”

Ian Doubtfire, managing director of, is confident that this new route will be a success.  He commented: “This new destination is a great addition to our Belfast line up and we’re delighted that flights are soaring. There really is something for everyone with beautiful sandy beaches and dozens of watersports on offer, the whole family will find something to keep them entertained.  Away from the beach, there is also plenty to see and do with bustling markets, great shopping and the fantastic Zoomarine Theme Park all making for action packed days, as well as the numerous award winning golf resorts.”’s flights to Faro, direct from Belfast International Airport, run until 15 September 2012. For more information or to book visit for flights, or for package holidays.

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