George Best Belfast City

George Best Belfast City Airport (IATA: BHD, ICAO: EGAC) is a single-runway airport in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Situated adjacent to the Port of Belfast it is 3 mi (5 km) from Belfast City Centre. It shares the site with the Short Brothers/Bombardier aircraft manufacturing facility. The airport began commercial operations in 1983. The airport was formerly known as "Belfast City Airport" until it was renamed in 2006 in memory of George Best, the professional footballer from Belfast. The airport handled over 2.7 million passengers in 2010, a record total for the airport, though the total was only slightly below 2.7 million in 2015. The airport is a major base for Flybe, which began operations at the airport in 1993 and is now the largest operator at Belfast City. The airport has a CAA public use aerodrome licence (number P862) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction. Ground handling is provided by Swissport and Menzies Aviation. In 2012 Aer Lingus opened a base at the airport transferring operations from Belfast International Airport.

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Belfast

Belfast (/ˈbɛl.fɑːst/ or /ˈbɛl.fæst/; from Irish: Béal Feirste, meaning "mouth of the sandbanks") is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, and the centre of the tenth largest Primary Urban Area in the United Kingdom. On the River Lagan, it had a population of 286,000 at the 2011 census and 333,871 after the 2015 council reform. Belfast was granted city status in 1888. Belfast was a centre of the Irish linen, tobacco processing, rope-making and shipbuilding industries: in the early 20th century, Harland and Wolff, which built the RMS Titanic, was the world's biggest and most productive shipyard. Belfast played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, and was a global industrial centre until the latter half of the 20th century. It has sustained a major aerospace and missiles industry since the mid 1930s. Industrialisation and the inward migration it brought made Belfast Ireland's biggest at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, Belfast remains a centre for industry, as well as the arts, higher education, business, and law, and is the economic engine of Northern Ireland. The city suffered greatly during the conflict called "the Troubles", but latterly has undergone a sustained period of calm, free from the intense political violence of former years, and substantial economic and commercial growth. Additionally, Belfast city centre has undergone considerable expansion and regeneration in recent years, notably around Victoria Square. Belfast is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport in the city, and Belfast International Airport 15 miles (24 km) west of the city. Belfast is a major port, with commercial and industrial docks dominating the Belfast Lough shoreline, including the Harland and Wolff shipyard, and is listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) as a global city.

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Direct flights from Belfast

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Birmingham From $32 (Tax incl.)

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Cardiff From $39 (Tax incl.)

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Edinburgh From $32 (Tax incl.)

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Exeter From $45 (Tax incl.)

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Aberdeen From $39 (Tax incl.)

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Manchester From $32 (Tax incl.)

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Nottingham From $39 (Tax incl.)

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Southampton From $39 (Tax incl.)

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Glasgow From $32 (Tax incl.)

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Inverness From $39 (Tax incl.)

  • flybe (BE)

Leeds From $39 (Tax incl.)

  • flybe (BE)

London From $52 (Tax incl.)

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Liverpool From $26 (Tax incl.)

  • flybe (BE)

Newquay From $39 (Tax incl.)

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Malaga From $46 (Tax incl.)

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Faro From $46 (Tax incl.)

  • Aer Lingus (EI)

London From $52 (Tax incl.)

  • Aer Lingus (EI)

Palma de Mallorca From $58 (Tax incl.)

  • Aer Lingus (EI)

Alicante From $64 (Tax incl.)

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