Belfast Telegraph

Consultants appointed to help City Airport's facilities take off

By Clare Weir

George Best Belfast City Airport is seeking expert advice to help improve shopping opportunities at the facility.

Commercial property consulting firm Colliers International has been awarded the retail property management contract for George Best Belfast City Airport in a bid to increase the quality and quantity of retail offerings for the 2.6m passengers travelling through the airport annually.

Laura McCarthy, head of investment property management at Colliers International, said that the firm's Belfast investment property management team was appointed following a competitive selection process.

"We are delighted to establish this new partnership with Belfast City Airport," she said.

"Our experience working with some of the UK's leading retailers will ensure that we can hit the ground running.

"It is vital that the airport continues to present passengers with a dynamic and appealing retail offer and we will work with current retailers to ensure that sales reflect the high footfall travelling through this busy airport."

Raymond McNair, finance director at Belfast City Airport, said Colliers International was selected based on its market-leading knowledge and experience.

"Over recent years the airport's stakeholders have made a significant investment in a new departures lounge and increased retail space," he said.

"We have worked hard to develop a premium retail offering which continues to enhance the customer experience.

"We believe Colliers International will assist us reach and exceed ambitious targets."

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