Belfast International Airport

Belfast International Airport operates 24/7 all year round, and it is Northern Ireland’s Principal Airport. It is formerly known as Aldergrove Airport, named after the village, Aldergrove, and it is located at Belfast BT29 4AB. It flies over the European metropolitan area and has a seasonal route to Orlando, USA operated by Virgin Atlantic. Let’s know more about it here!

Its History

 

The history of the Belfast International Airport started in November 1917 when the first world war ended, Aldergrove remained open for Royal Air Force aircraft. In June 1921, King George V and Mary decided to visit Northern Ireland, and their aircraft landed at Aldegrove. In May 1925, Northern Ireland’s Special Reserve unit No 502 (Ulster) Squadron RAF was formed.

From 1939 to 1945, Aldergrove remained an RAF base during the second World War. And then from 1946 to 1963, the flights from Nutts Corner were diverted to Aldergrove because of the weather conditions. On January 4, 1966, the first regular jet service was offered, and in 1968, Aer Lingus and BOAC started to offer flights to New York.

A lot has happened as time went by and in January 1983, the airport was then renamed as Belfast International. Immediately, the annual passenger number was 1.5 million, and then eventually, 2 million. On July 17, 1991, the cargo center has officially opened.

All throughout the years, as the airport was being developed, the annual passenger number kept on going up. And on the 29th of August 2018, VINCI Airports bought Belfast International Airport.

Airlines at BFS

Here are the airlines that operate regularly in Belfast International and some of their destinations.

· BH Air flies to Burgas and Sofia seasonally.

· easyJet flies to places like Alicante, Amsterdam, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Geneva, Manchester, Liverpool, and so much more.

· Jet2.com regularly flies to Alicante, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Tenerife-South.

· Ryanair flies to Alicante, Bergamo, Krakow, and Malaga.

· TUI Airways seasonally flies to Burgas, Corfu, Dalaman, Ibiza, Kos, Lanzarote, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Reus, Rhodes, and Tenerife-South.

· Virgin Atlantic seasonally flies to Orlando in the United States.

· Wizz Air regularly flies to Vilnius.

How to Get There

 

You can travel there by car, and one thing to remember is that the airport operates four car parks, three on-site car parks, and one off-site car park. You can get to Belfast International Airport via the M2 motorway.

You can also get there by bus, and there are a lot of bus terminals in Belfast that will help you get to the airport. One can be found in Belfast City Center. You can take the train, as well. The nearest one is the Antrim railway station.

You can also dine and do a little shopping at Belfast International Airport.

Get in Touch with Them

If you want to book a flight at Belfast International Airport, simply click this link here: https://belfastairport.com/.

If you have any sort of questions to ask them, you can call their number at 028 9448 4848.

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