George Best Belfast City Airport :: Shared Description

Originally opened in 1937 when it was built as part of the Short Brothers and Harland Limited aircraft factory. The present airport opened to scheduled passenger flights in 1983 as Belfast Harbour Airport. The terminal buildings were temporary ones – later extended and improved. The present terminal, close to the Sydenham bypass, opened in 2001.

Aer Lingus operates to London Gatwick and Heathrow with seasonal services to Faro, Palma, Malaga and to Alicante from April 2016. British Airways to London Heathrow. City Wing to the Isle of Man/Blackpool. Flybe to Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter/Newquay, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London City, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton. KLM to Amsterdam. Brussels Airlines has announced its intention to operate to Brussels from the end of March 2016. There is currently no service to Bristol. The airport is also used by a variety of operators for business and medical flights.
HM Treasury’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 (known as the Autumn Budget) contained a reference to “Funding to support new air routes from Belfast to Carlisle . . . “. This refers to an application by Stobart Air to operate a new daily service, supported by the Regional Air Connectivity Fund, between Carlisle and Belfast City. There is no official announcement (November 2015) about when the new service will start.

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Created: Thu, 10 Mar 2011, Updated: Wed, 27 Jan 2016

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