If you live in Northern Ireland, you don't always have the widest range of choices available when it comes to travelling. As part of a small island, most of your options will inevitably involve travelling overseas. Whilst you can travel by boat, this is very limited to where it can reach, in addition to being quite long and exhausting when dealing with places further away.
With this in mind, you should be aware of the benefits of flying. Not only does it have some practical advantages, it’s also rather affordable; there are plenty of cheap flights available for any travellers looking to save some money.
Flying has a few advantages over travelling by sea. First of all, it can reach countless more places while ferries are limited to coastal destinations. Flying can give you access to larger parts of Europe, including many landlocked countries and in-land destinations.
Secondly, it’s typically quicker. Flights to Europe often take a few hours at the most. Flights are quick and exact; they get you to where you need to be.
Belfast Airport. This gives you some choice and it usually means you are well connected when it comes to transport options. Rather than having to get to the coast, you can simply take various forms of transport to the nearest airport and fly from there.
As a whole, airports are arguably more connected than docks and ports. You don't need to drive to an airport, as rail and bus links can always suffice if need be. This is important both when you're leaving and important for when you arrive at your destination on the other side, so it’s something to bear in mind.
Besides the practical advantages, it’s understandable that money will always be an important concern. Whether it’s for business or for a holiday, your flights should be one of the cheaper aspects of any trip.
Fortunately, the internet has made finding such flights rather easy. With dedicated services like Flybe offering quick and easy access to various cheap flights across Europe, you're never out of options to choose from.
Of course, prices will vary depending on where you want to go, where you're flying from and any other additions you choose. This is all down to your personal needs and it’s a simple matter of finding the right balance of options at the price that is suitable for you.
In short, this is a quick summary of the options available. Although Northern Ireland can be rather small in terms of size, it doesn't mean you don’t have options. Like anywhere else, you have plenty of options when it comes to flying so keen and observant flyers can make a saving or two.