Regional airline, flybmi, held a special Golden Ticket Giveaway in Derry with 20 lucky winners fortunate enough to win return flybmi flights from City of Derry Airport to London Stansted Airport.

Charlene Shongo, Airport Manager at City of Derry Airport, commented: “City of Derry Airport is absolutely delighted to be involved in this fantastic giveaway.  Huge congratulations to all our lucky winners.

"We look forward to welcoming you to the airport in advance of your flybmi flight to London Stansted.

"We hope you have a fabulous time in London and enjoy everything the breath-taking city has to offer, from shopping to West End Shows, iconic sight-seeing and unique bars and restaurants, London offers a world of experiences to explore!”

Charlene continued: “I would like to extend a huge thank you to all who participated in today’s hugely successful event, the city was buzzing with excitement and people displayed such heart-warming community spirit which made the event a fun and enjoyable day for all.”

The Golden Tickets were hidden in four key locations in the heart of the city between 12 noon and 4pm, starting at Guildhall Square, followed by the City Walls, then Ebrington Square, before finishing at Craft Village.

There were five lucky winners at each location; Catherine Barr, Derry; Donna Howl, Derry; Liam McAteer, Rathmullan; Robert Keogh, Derry; Sheelagh Maguire, Castlerock; Karen Friel, Strabane; Claire Peterson, Donegal; Charlotte McCauley, Campsie; Natasha Guthrie, Derry; Roisin O’Neill, Eglinton; Daniel Robinson, Ballykelly, Eamon Doherty, Derry; Jan Vergel Dema-Ala, Philomena Moore, Greysteel; Tina Doherty, Derry; Naomi Doherty, Derry; Nikita Doherty, Derry; Catherine McConnell, Lifford; Elena Dunn, Derry and Belinda Moore, Derry.

Frank Mertens, Head of Marketing at flybmi, commented: “We look forward to welcoming our Golden Ticket winners on board flybmi from City of Derry Airport to London Stansted and we hope you enjoy the perks of flying with us – with a double daily flight service, 23kg hold baggage and 12kg hand luggage free of charge, convenience and a stress-free experience is guaranteed, and of course, the complimentary drinks and snacks on board mean you can truly sit back and relax in style.

"Fares from City of Derry Airport to London Stansted start from £39 one way and can be booked at flybmi.com.”

Mrs Shongo concluded: “City of Derry Airport is a vital piece of transport infrastructure and has become the airport of choice for the North West of Ireland, offering both convenience and excellent customer service. I would encourage all travellers to think about flight options from their local airport when making future travel arrangements.

"We have fantastic facilities on our doorstep, and it is essential everyone takes advantage of their local airport for travel plans when possible.”

For more information on flybmi’s double daily service from City of Derry Airport to London Stansted, visit www.cityofderryairport.com.

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