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August 21, 2010

Flights to Belfast

George Best City Airport?

Belfast City Airport is located two miles east of Belfast City. Originally called “Sydenham Airport” the first plane landed here in 1937, it was then taken over by the RFU during the Second World War and was used as a military base until the 1970?s where it then became a commercial airport and changed its name to “Belfast Harbour Airport”, followed by “Belfast City Airport”. In 2006 the airport again changed its name to “George Best City Airport” in honour of the football legend George Best who was a native of East Belfast. Today George Best City Airport has become a platform for tourist and business travellers from all over the world and keeps its name!

Here?s a list of the airlines (and destinations) that operate from George Best City Airport.

Aberdeen – Flybe
Birmingham – Flybe
Blackpool – MANX2
Cardiff – Flybe
Cork – Aer Arann
Dundee – Flywhoosh
East Midlands – Ryanair
Edinburgh – Flybe
Exeter – Flybe
Galway – Flybe
Glasgow – Flybe
Glasgow (Prestwick) – Ryanair
Inverness – Flybe
Isle of Man – Euromanx, MANX2
Jersey – Flybe
Leeds/ Bradford – Flybe
Liverpool – Flybe
London City – Flybe
London Gatwick – Ryanair
London Heathrow – Cityjet
London Stansted – Flybe
Manchester – BMI
Newcastle – Air Berlin, Ryanair
Newquay – Flybe
Rennes – Flybe
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield – Flybe
Southampton – Flybe

George Best City Airport like most airports today, offers excellent standards. There are also shops and cafes to avail of, baby changing facilities, disabled access, car parking with a pre-booking option available, an airport lounge that offers free drinks and snacks, a friendly and helpful staff available throughout the airport and much more making this an airport worth arriving or departing from.

There is easy access to and from George Best City Airport by public transport. The Airlink Bus offers a great service and departs every 30 minutes from the airport terminal to Belfast city centre. A return trip on the Airlink will costs you just £2.20.

Belfast International Airport?

Belfast International Airport is located 18 miles west of Belfast city centre, or just a short 20-30 minute drive away, depending on traffic. Originally called Aldergrove Airport it was established in 1917 and used as a base in the First World War. Like its neighbouring airport it has today become an airport of class, service and extending destinations. With all the facilities required for today?s traveller you are assured a pleasant trip when travelling to/from Belfast International Airport.

Here?s a list of the airlines that operate from Belfast International Airport and the flight destinations also:

Alicante – easyjet
Amsterdam – Aer Lingus, easyjet,
Barcelona – Aer Lingus, easyjet,
Berlin Schoenefeld – easyjet
Birmingham – Bmibaby
Blackpool –
Bristol – easyjet
Budapest – Aer Lingus
Cardiff – Bmibaby
Chambery –
Edinburgh – easyjet
Faro – Aer Lingus, easyjet
Gdansk – easyjet
Geneva – Aer Lingus, easyjet
Glasgow – easyjet
Halifax – Zoom
Ibiza – easyjet,
Isle of Man –
Katowice – Wizz Air
Krakow – easyjet
Las Palmas –
Leeds Bradford –
Liverpool – easyjet
London Gatwick – easyjet
London Heathrow – Aer Lingus
London Luton – easyjet
London Stansted – easyjet
Malaga – Aer Lingus
Malaga – easyjet,
Manchester – Bmibaby
Milan Bergamo –
Murcia –
Newark – Continental
Newcastle – easyjet
Nice – Aer Lingus, easyjet
Nottingham East Midlands – Bmibaby
Orlando Sanford – flyglobespan
Palma Majorca – easyjet,
Paris Charles de Gaulle – easyjet
Pisa –
Prague – easyjet,
Rome – Aer Lingus
Rome Ciampino – easyjet
Toronto – Zoom
Toronto (Hamilton) – flyglobespan
Toulouse –
Vancouver – Zoom
Venice – easyjet
Warsaw – Wizz Air

You can avail of the Airport Express Bus from the main terminal exit at the airport to/from the city?s main bus station, Europa Station. The Airport Express operates 24 hours a day and departs every 10 minutes. A return ticket costs just £9.00 per person and a single ticket just £6 per person.

Mairead Foley writes for the Ireland travel and accommodation website

Visit GoIreland for all you need to know before visiting Belfast, like what to see and where to go. You can also browse our list of Belfast hotels and find yourself a great hotel deal!

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