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Belfast International Airport

Serves Belfast. Northern Ireland

About the Area

The Belfast International Airport (BFS) is situated in the northwest of Belfast, the largest city and the capital of Northern Ireland. The Causeway Lounge is just about 0.68 miles (1.1 km) from the airport if you wish to make a quick breakfast stop. Meanwhile, the Crumlin Glen, a picnic area and a car park, is 2.05 miles (3.3) from Belfast International Airport. For some leisure time, the Antrim Forum Leisure Center is just 4.23 miles (6.8 km) away.

About Belfast International Airport

Previously called the Aldergrove Airport, the Belfast International Airport is the busiest in Northern Ireland, and the second busiest in Ireland, next to Dublin Airport. BFS holds a CAA Public Use Aerodrome License, which enables it to allow both public passenger transport and flying instruction flights. Before it was closed in 2008, the RAF Aldergrove also shared the airfield facility. Today, it is known as the Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station, Aldergrove, and the airport as the owner of both of the runways.

The site for the airport was founded back in 1917. It was then a training establishment for the Royal Flying Corps by the time of World War I. Presently, VINCI Airports, which is a subsidiary of VINCI SA, operates BFS.

The Belfast International Airport has 10 restaurants and cafes that cater to passengers waiting for flights.

There are many transport options to and from BFS. If you don’t fancy driving, you may take a bus or a couch, or take a direct trip on the airport shuttle to Derry/Londonderry.

Yes, it does. BFS has four options for car parking. The first one is the main car park which is mainly for business and short-break passengers. It is about a three-minute walk from the terminal. Passengers can opt for either short- or long-term parking.

Yes, the Belfast International Airport has a lounge area where passengers waiting for their flights can relax while enjoying the facilities that the airport offers.

Yes. Passengers can access the Wi-Fi connection for a maximum of two hours.

Smoking is not allowed within the terminal. Passengers may proceed to designated smoking areas outside the main building.

Yes. Passengers must inform the airline that they require assistance at least two days before their scheduled flight.

Passengers can access cash machines, baby change facilities, currency exchange, and airport information.

Are there car rental facilities?

There are five car rental companies that offer their services at the Belfast International Airport. They are all based in the arrivals hall of the facility. When planning on getting a car rental, it is best to book it in advance and call your preferred company before arriving at the airport.

Popular Destinations

As of 2018, the Belfast International Airport has served 6,269,025 passengers. Below are the top 10 popular domestic routes from BFS within the United Kingdom:

  1. London – Stansted
  2. London – Gatwick
  3. Liverpool
  4. Manchester
  5. London – Luton
  6. Edinburgh
  7. Glasgow
  8. Newcastle
  9. Bristol
  10. Birmingham

Here are the top 10 popular routes for international destinations:

  1. Alicante, Spain
  2. Malaga, Spain
  3. Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  4. Faro, Portugal
  5. Lanzarote, Spain
  6. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  7. Tenerife – South, Spain
  8. Krakow, Poland
  9. Paris – Charles de Gualie, France
  10. Reus, Spain