Flights to Belfast

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Belfast International Airport is an airport located 6 miles/11 kilometres from Antrim and 21.3 km (13.2 miles) northwest of Belfast in Northern Ireland. It was formerly known and is still referred to as Aldergrove Airport, after the village of the same name lying immediately to the west of the airport. Belfast International shares its runways with the Royal Air Force base RAF Aldergrove, which otherwise has its own facilities.

Over 4.5 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2009, a 13.6% decline since 2008. Belfast International is the busiest airport in Northern Ireland and the second busiest airport on the island of Ireland in terms of passenger numbers after Dublin Airport, and is followed by Cork and Shannon. It is the larger of two airports which serve Belfast; the other being Belfast City.

The airport is owned by Abertis, the same company which owns Stockholm Skavsta and Cardiff Airport and is concessionary to Orlando Sanford International Airport and London Luton.

Belfast International has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P798) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction. The airport operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is not subject to noise abatement procedures, significant environmental constraints or airspace limitations.


Facts about flying to Belfast

  • It takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to fly to Belfast from the UK.
  • The IATA airport code for Belfast Airport is BFS. This will appear on your ticket.
  • The average temperature of Belfast in January is 5°C.
  • Airlines that fly to Belfast include easyJet, bmi, Aer Lingus, Thomson, flythomascook, Jet2, bmibaby, British Airways, Flybe, Ryanair - and you can book them all at discounted prices with us.
  • You can also find Hotels in Belfast with us.
  • For the cheapest flights to Belfast, try departing on a Friday.

Belfast Weather Temperature

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Forecast for Belfast 2016



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