Airport Belfast George Best
Airport Belfast George Best

Airport Belfast George Best (Belfast City George Best Airport). Official site.


Belfast City Airport. George Best is one of the largest airports in Northern Ireland, serving more than 2,5 million passengers annually.


History of Belfast City Airport. George Best



Flight flight, on the territory of the present Belfast City Airport. George Best appeared in 1937 year, moreover, the main purpose of the created air harbor was to ensure the transportation of goods and postal items, and the passenger transportation was very insignificant

In the 40-ies of the last century, the Belfast-City Airport. George Best was handed over to the Royal Air Force of Great Britain, which was due to the need to service military aircraft and transport military cargo.

In the military department of Belfast City Airport. George Best was until the 70-ies of the last century, after which, the air harbor again began to service civilian flights.

At the end of the 90-ies, investors invested large amounts of money in the development of the air harbor, which in turn favorably influenced the development of the air harbor infrastructure, and already in the 2000-ies, the airport served more than a million passengers.

Despite the attractiveness of the Belfast City Airport. George Best for carriers, the performance of international flights did not bring a big profit, which is due to the great competition from the low-cost airlines

Due to the proximity of the airport to residential areas, today the air harbor is engaged in servicing flights only from 6 hours 30 minutes in the morning to 21 hours 30 minutes of the evening.

In 2016, the busiest and most popular route destination was flights to London Heathrow Airport - nearly 700 thousand people were served on this route.


Runways of Belfast City Airport. George Best



At its disposal, Belfast City Airport. George Best has one asphalt airstrip with an extent of 1829 meters, so that the air harbor is adapted only for the maintenance of 3-4 air assets.

On the territory of the airport there are helipads, which allows you to take all the helicopters without exception.


Infrastructure of Belfast City Airport. George Best



Despite the fact that the Belfast City Airport. George Best annually serves more than 2.5 million passengers, the infrastructure is poorly developed here, which is primarily due to the fact that the airport mainly serves domestic flights. Nevertheless, in the territory of the air harbor you can find:

  • ATMs and payment terminals;
  • Pharmacy;
  • Place for packing and temporary storage of luggage;
  • retail stores;
  • Cafes, restaurants and places of public catering;
  • Room mother and child;
  • Ticket booths;
  • Parking of motor transport;
  • Parking by taxi and public transport;
  • VIP service hall;
  • Conference room.

Hotels and temporary accommodation at the airport Belfast City. George Best is absent, however, due to close proximity to the city center, this does not cause problems.


How to get to Belfast City Airport. George Best?



Problems with the transport communication of Belfast City Airport. George Best does not arise, in particular, passengers can take advantage of both taxi services and regular or city buses regularly plying both between Belfast and the air harbor, and between other nearby airports.


Basic data Airport Belfast City George Best:

  • Airport Country: United Kingdom.
  • Airport regional air lines Belfast.
  • Year of the airport grounds: 1937.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 1 / 0.
  • Latitude geographical 54.62, longitude geographic -5.87.
  • The geographical location of the airport: on 5 kilometers towards the north-east from the center of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • The number of airport terminals: 1.


Belfast City George Best (Belfast City George Best Airport). Official site:

Belfast George Best (Belfast City George Best Airport). Official site.


The main airport codes:

  • IATA airport code: BHD.
  • ICAO airport code: EGAC.


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