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Getting to Belfast City, Northern Ireland


Located on the opening of Lagan River along Belfast Lough, Belfast City is literally enclosed by low lying hills that make air travel the easiest means to get into the city. There are actually two airports operating in Belfast and they are the Belfast City Airport, which is now currently known as George Best Belfast City Airport and is approximately two miles away from the city center; and the Belfast International Airport, which although much farther to the city center as compared to the George Best Airport, offers more international flight destinations.

George Best Belfast City Airport:

This airport offers arriving as well as departing travelers a great view of Belfast City. Its offered services are primarily flights coming from domestic United Kingdom and Ireland, and BA and BMI Connect via the broad international connections concerning their protracted haul alliances and networks.

Some of the airlines which make use of the City Airport include Manx2 (from Isle of Man to Blackpool), BMI (to London Heathrow), Arann (to Cork), BA Connect (to Manchester) and Euromanx (to Isle of Man). Some of the other airlines aside from these aforementioned are Aer Air Berlin (to London Stansted with flight connections to Hanover, Vienna, Dusseldorf, Leipzig Nuremberg and Osnabruck/Munster) and Flybe (to Bristol, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Robin Hood Doncaster, Newcastle, Manchester, London Gatwick, Inverness, Jersey, Bradford/Leeds, Galway, Exeter, Glasgow, Newcastle, Southampton, Liverpool John Lennon, and Guernsey)

Belfast International Airport:

This airport, as what was already mentioned earlier, has a relatively greater amount of worldwide destinations as opposed to City Airport.

Some of the airlines which make use of this airport are Globespan (to Orlando Sanford), Zoom (to Vancouver and Toronto), Manx2 (to Isle of Man), Wizz Air (to Katowice and Warsaw), Jet2 (to Barcelona, Blackpool, Tenerife South, Leeds Bradford, Malaga, Alicante, Murcia, Palma, Milan, Prague and Pisa) as well as BMIbaby (to Nottingham, East Midlands, Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham). There are also other airlines that arrive as well as depart from Belfast International Airport and they are Easyjet (to Amsterdam, Bristol, Alicante, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Geneva, Faro, Liverpool John Lennon, London Stansted, London Luton, London Gatwick, Nice, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Malaga, Palma, Krakow, Newcastle and Rome Ciampino) and Continental Airlines (to Newark and New York).

Foreign travelers can also enter the city of Belfast coming from the popular Dublin Airport that is approximately one-hundred miles to the southern part of the city of Belfast. Aer Lingus, Ryanair, and Aer Arann national airline offers services to a number of European as well as North American destinations, which includes Boston, New York and Los Angeles.


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*photo by rebekah.grmela

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