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Situated next to the Port of Belfast and only three miles from Belfast City Centre, George Best Belfast City Airport is great for city breaks, business trips and all inclusive holidays.

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George Best

This single-runway airport is located just 5km from Belfast city centre. The airport changed its name in 2006 to George Best Belfast City Airport in memory of the local legend, Irish Footballer George Best.

Holidays from Belfast City Airport are popular among travellers with over 2.6million people flying to everything from city breaks to All Inclusive holidays. Late deals from Belfast City have also turned out to be extremely popular – with this compact airport, there's a no fuss feel the minute you walk in.

Destinations and airlines

Belfast City Airport flies to 17 airports across the UK making it a great hub for British travel. Further afield, the airport also flies to Amsterdam, Brussels, Faro, Malaga, Alicante, and Palma de Mallorca – so those dreams of sunny beaches or cosy canal rides aren't as far out of reach as you might think.

The airlines that fly from Belfast City are Flybe, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Citywing, Brussels Airlines, and KLM.

At the airport

Waiting for your flight doesn't have to be boring. Throughout the airport you can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi for whiling away the time before you fly. Duty free, WHSmith, Boots and House of Ireland are available for last minute bits, or maybe just a holiday treat. Coffee shops, sandwich bars and, of course, a traditional Irish pub will make sure you won't go hungry.

Two lounges are available for those travellers wanting luxury comforts – the Aspire Lounge and the BA Lounge. Access to the Aspire Lounge can be booked online.

For local businesses and business travellers alike, the prestigious conference suite is ideal for business seminars or informal meetings.

There is plenty of assistance available for those with reduced mobility. Airline's require notice of at least 48 hours for those who need special assistance and the Special Assistance Desk can help further on the day. As well as special assistance, there are loads of other facilities available making it a simple journey for every traveller. Baby changing, car rental, currency exchange, and a tourist information pod make travelling, which can sometimes be stressful, a breeze.

Finding it

The airport's location is very accessible. On the southern shore of Belfast Lough, it is located on the A2 Sydenham Bypass Road between Belfast and the neighbouring town of Holywood. Cars travelling on the M1 or M2 should follow signs for Belfast City Airport.

If you prefer to travel by rail, you will want to disembark at Sydenham train station. There are Translink train services every 20 minutes from Central and Victoria Street Stations between 6am and 11pm everyday but Sunday. The service is hourly on a Sunday between 9am and 10pm.

Central station offers rail connections to the rest of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, so Belfast is only the beginning.

There is also a shuttle bus service that runs between the airport terminal and the train station at Sydenham. The information desk in the airport will give you everything you need to know about this service.

If you like to cycle, there is bicycle parking in the short stay car park area.

Airport hotels

Although there are no hotels on the airport premises itself, George Best Belfast City Airport is only 10-20 minutes away from Belfast City Centre so hotels are in abundance – a great excuse to add an extra night onto your holiday and see the sights of the capital.

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