Jacob, Andrew and Emma Ferguson from Ballymena were lucky enough to be on the inaugural Jet2.com and Jet2holidays Fuerteventura flight from Belfast International Airport on Wednesday.
With weekly flights now departing every Wednesday until November 16, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are the only operators to offer Northern Ireland holidaymakers a choice of all four Canary Islands (Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria).
Promotional staff dressed in t-shirts, shorts, flippers, goggles and snorkels greeted holidaymakers at check-in this morning, handing out Jet2holidays beach balls to everyone flying off to the new destination which is famed for its white sandy beaches and popular for a range of water sports such as surfing, windsurfing and waterskiing.
Graham Keddie managing director at Belfast International Airport, said: “Jet2.com’s and Jet2holidays’ continued expansion at Belfast International Airport underlines their commitment to the local market. We are delighted that they have been able to increase their flying programme giving local holidaymakers an expanded choice direct from their local airport.”