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BFS Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BFS / EGAA
Airport Names:
  1. Belfast International Airport
  2. Belfast/Aldergrove Airport
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 54°39'26"N by 6°12'56"W
Area Served: Belfast, United Kingdom
Operator/Owner: ADC & HAS.
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 268 feet (82 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Belfast International Airport (BFS):

  • Belfast International Airport handled 4,023,336 passengers last year.
  • Because of Belfast International Airport's relatively low elevation of 268 feet, planes can take off or land at Belfast International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • In 1998 EasyJet started operations from the airport with flights to London Luton.
  • Belfast International Airport (BFS) has 2 runways.
  • In addition to being known as "Belfast International Airport", another name for BFS is "Belfast/Aldergrove Airport".
  • In January 2011, Bmibaby moved to George Best Belfast City Airport in order to keep its operation under one roof with sister company BMI.
  • The airport was privatised in 1994.
  • A new terminal and apron were built with the necessary passenger facilities and the complex was opened by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother on 28 October 1963.
  • The closest airport to Belfast International Airport (BFS) is George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD), which is located only 14 miles (23 kilometers) E of BFS.
  • Around 4 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2013, a 6.7% decrease on 2012.
  • The furthest airport from Belfast International Airport (BFS) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 11,847 miles (19,065 kilometers) away in Stewart Island, New Zealand.
  • Civil traffic began in 1922 when flights were conducted flying newspapers from Chester, and a regular civil air service started in 1933.

Map of Nearest Airports from Belfast International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Belfast International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
114.00 miles (22.53 km) EGeorge Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView George Best Belfast City Airport on a map View satellite image of George Best Belfast City Airport Set BHD as destination Airport Get more information about George Best Belfast City Airport
246.10 miles (74.19 km) NWCity of Derry Airport (LDY)Derry, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView City of Derry Airport on a map View satellite image of City of Derry Airport Set LDY as destination Airport Get more information about City of Derry Airport
357.80 miles (93.02 km) NNECampbeltown Airport (CAL)Campbeltown, Scotland, United KingdomView Campbeltown Airport on a map View satellite image of Campbeltown Airport Set CAL as destination Airport Get more information about Campbeltown Airport
460.29 miles (97.03 km) WSWEnniskillen/St Angelo Airport (ENK)Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport on a map View satellite image of Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport Set ENK as destination Airport Get more information about Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport
570.90 miles (114.10 km) NIslay Airport (ILY)Islay, Scotland, United KingdomView Islay Airport on a map View satellite image of Islay Airport Set ILY as destination Airport Get more information about Islay Airport
675.38 miles (121.31 km) ESEIsle of Man Airport (IOM)Ronaldsway, Isle of Man, United KingdomView Isle of Man Airport on a map View satellite image of Isle of Man Airport Set IOM as destination Airport Get more information about Isle of Man Airport
785.44 miles (137.49 km) SDublin Airport (DUB)Dublin, IrelandView Dublin Airport on a map View satellite image of Dublin Airport Set DUB as destination Airport Get more information about Dublin Airport
887.04 miles (140.08 km) NEGlasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK)Prestwick (near Glasgow), Scotland, United KingdomView Glasgow-Prestwick Airport on a map View satellite image of Glasgow-Prestwick Airport Set PIK as destination Airport Get more information about Glasgow-Prestwick Airport
988.66 miles (142.68 km) WNWDonegal Airport (CFN)Carrickfinn, IrelandView Donegal Airport on a map View satellite image of Donegal Airport Set CFN as destination Airport Get more information about Donegal Airport
1096.74 miles (155.68 km) NColonsay Airport (CSA)Colonsay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United KingdomView Colonsay Airport on a map View satellite image of Colonsay Airport Set CSA as destination Airport Get more information about Colonsay Airport
1199.18 miles (159.61 km) WSWSligo Airport (SXL)Strandhill (near Sligo), IrelandView Sligo Airport on a map View satellite image of Sligo Airport Set SXL as destination Airport Get more information about Sligo Airport
12109.39 miles (176.04 km) NEGlasgow International Airport (GLA)Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomView Glasgow International Airport on a map View satellite image of Glasgow International Airport Set GLA as destination Airport Get more information about Glasgow International Airport
13116.98 miles (188.26 km) WSWIreland West Airport Knock (NOC)Knock, IrelandView Ireland West Airport Knock on a map View satellite image of Ireland West Airport Knock Set NOC as destination Airport Get more information about Ireland West Airport Knock
14118.96 miles (191.44 km) SEAnglesey Airport (HLY)Anglesey, Wales, United KingdomView Anglesey Airport on a map View satellite image of Anglesey Airport Set HLY as destination Airport Get more information about Anglesey Airport
15124.10 miles (199.71 km) ESEBarrow/Walney Island Airport (BWF)Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, United KingdomView Barrow/Walney Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Barrow/Walney Island Airport Set BWF as destination Airport Get more information about Barrow/Walney Island Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Belfast International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Belfast International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,846.55 miles (19,065.13 km) SSERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
211,818.96 miles (19,020.73 km) SSEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map View satellite image of Invercargill Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
311,813.44 miles (19,011.84 km) SSEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
411,756.83 miles (18,920.74 km) SSEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map View satellite image of Oamaru Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
511,755.66 miles (18,918.85 km) SSEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
611,734.52 miles (18,884.83 km) SSEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map View satellite image of Queenstown Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
711,721.39 miles (18,863.70 km) SSEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanaka Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
811,712.32 miles (18,849.11 km) SRichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
911,699.48 miles (18,828.44 km) SSEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map View satellite image of Milford Sound Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1011,688.46 miles (18,810.70 km) SAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1111,676.20 miles (18,790.98 km) SSEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1211,666.79 miles (18,775.83 km) SSEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1311,663.11 miles (18,769.92 km) SChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1411,645.01 miles (18,740.79 km) SSEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Fox Glacier Aerodrome Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome
1511,601.91 miles (18,671.42 km) SHokitika Airport (HKK)Hokitika, New ZealandView Hokitika Airport on a map View satellite image of Hokitika Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport