Belfast Airport Information (BFS)

Just over five million passengers pass through Belfast International Airport (BFS) each year. Situated just 20 miles to the northwest of the city of Belfast, this is Northern Ireland's main gateway, receiving regular flights from a number of international destinations.

Belfast, Aldergrove, County Antrim
Belfast International Airport Ltd
Time Zone
054°39'27"N 006°12'57"W

While the majority of visitors to Belfast International Airport arrive from destinations in the UK and Europe, there are also regular flights from major airports in the US and Canada. Popular destinations include Manchester, Birmingham, London Heathrow, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Menorca. Belfast International Airport also provides charter flights to Florida in collaboration with US airline Continental.

Northern Ireland Airports Limited was formed in 1971, with passenger services commencing shortly afterwards. The airport was renamed in 1983 and during this time the airport received a major overhaul. Belfast International Airport then became privatised in 1994, when ownership was taken over by TBI, who have successful overseen operation of the airport ever since.

Despite having just one terminal building, Belfast International Airport has a wide range of services and facilities for passengers to make use of such as money changing, business facilities and postal services. There are some excellent restaurants, bars and cafés located at the airport, with shopping available at branches of popular high street shops. All services and facilities are centralised, making them easy and convenient to locate.

Belfast International Airport is a great place to start exploring Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic as there are plenty of transport options available including car rental, buses and trains. Connecting flights are also provided to other major cities such as Dublin.


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