Over the festive season, travellers heading to and from Northern Ireland will have to double-check their tickets, as Belfast International Airport is being re-named as “Westeros Airport.”
With 5.8 million people travelling through the airport each year, travellers during the month of December will now be greeted with a large scale “Welcome to Westeros” sign on arrival. The momentous airport takeover will celebrate Northern Ireland’s involvement as a major filming location for Game of Thrones and marks the Home Entertainment release of Season 7.
Production of HBO’s Game of Thrones has been based in Belfast since the very first season, with the show filming in various locations across Northern Ireland, including the Causeway Coast and Glens, north of the capital city, as well as south into Quoile and the Mourne Mountains in County Down.
The story of Game of Thrones takes place on the continent of Westeros, in a large political entity known as the Seven Kingdoms. The airport being taken over and re-named as Westeros cements Belfast as the gateway for fans to all things Game of Thrones.