George Best Belfast City Airport

Airport code: BHD

George Best Belfast City Airport is a single-runway airport in Belfast in Northern Ireland. Situated near the Port of Belfast it is located 5 km from Belfast City Centre. The airport shares the site with the Short Brothers/Bombardier aircraft manufacturing facility. The airport began commercial operations in the year 1983.

The airport was originally known just as "Belfast City Airport" until it was renamed in 2006 in memory of George Best, the professional footballer player from Belfast. The airport handled over 2.7 million passengers in the year 2010, a record total for the airport, though the total was only slightly below 2.7 million in 2015.

Airport information

Terminal: Main Terminal
Handling agent: Menzies
Check-in: 2 hrs. prior to departure. Closes 30 minutes prior to departure.


George Best Belfast City Airport
Port of Belfast


Aspire Lounge
The lounge is located on the first floor right after security.