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Mark O’Hare is the Best for Aer Lingus

Mark O’Hare is the Best for Aer Lingus

Newcastle, Co Down, man Mark O’Hare will be flying high after winning the Aer Lingus-sponsored competition to find a modern day look-alike for legendary Northern Ireland and Manchester United winger George Best. The competition was organised to mark the launch on Sunday of the new direct links between George Best Belfast City Airport and London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

Aer Lingus Belfast City Airport Launch

Valerie Abbott and Mark ‘The Best’ O’Hare celebrate the transfer of Aer Lingus to George Best Belfast City Airport

Mark, who works as a concierge at the Slieve Donard Hotel in his hometown, beat off stiff opposition to collect the top prize of return flights for two to London plus accommodation in the Gore Hotel, a luxury boutique venue that regularly attracts a wide range of celebrity guests.

Valerie Abbott, Commercial Manager for Aer Lingus in Northern Ireland, said the coming on stream of the new George Best Belfast City service underlined the airline’s commitment to the local business and leisure travelling public.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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