Ulster Rugby's flying start to the season has been given a turbo charged boost with the signing of a major new sponsorship deal with Aer Lingus.
Details of the two-year support package were unveiled at a signing ceremony held at Ravenhill.
As part of the new relationship, Aer Lingus will provide Ulster Rugby
with air travel as well as supporting the development of travel and
accommodation packages for Ulster supporters to away matches.
Declan Kearney, Aer Lingus Director of Communications said the link-up
with Ulster Rugby represented a significant sporting first for the
company: "As the official airline of Ulster Rugby we are absolutely
delighted to have the responsibility of providing transport from George
Best Belfast City Airport and Dublin Airport for the playing squad, the
support team and fans, throughout our extensive UK and European network.
"The broadening of our sponsorship horizons through this exciting new
Ulster Rugby deal reflects a continued commitment by Aer Lingus to the
local community and complements our other community support such as
sponsorship of the Dublin GAA team and of the Galway Hurlers supporters
"We look forward to welcoming Ulster’s players, support team and fans on
board our flights over the coming season and future years."
Phillip Polack, Ulster Rugby Business Development Director said: "The
reputation of Aer Lingus as a proactive organisation fits superbly with
our ambitions at Ulster Rugby and we look forward to cementing a
Aer Lingus will start flying from George Best Belfast City Airport on Sunday 28th October 2012.