About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Belfast International Airport (BFS), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom and George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom would travel a Great Circle distance of 14 miles (or 23 kilometers).

A Great Circle is the shortest distance between 2 points on a sphere. Because most world maps are flat (but the Earth is round), the route of the shortest distance between 2 points on the Earth will often appear curved when viewed on a flat map, especially for long distances. If you were to simply draw a straight line on a flat map and measure a very long distance, it would likely be much further than if you were to lay a string between those two points on a globe. Because of the relatively short distance between Belfast International Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

Departure 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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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BHD / EGAC
Airport Names:
  1. George Best Belfast City Airport
  2. Belfast City Airport
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 54°37'5"N by 5°52'20"W
Area Served: Belfast, United Kingdom
Operator/Owner: ABN AMRO
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 15 feet (5 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Belfast International Airport (BFS):

  • Belfast International has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.
  • Belfast International Airport handled 4,023,336 passengers last year.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Belfast International Airport", another name for BFS is "Belfast/Aldergrove Airport".
  • A new International Pier was built together with lounge facilities and car parks, while an additional apron was provided to separate the smaller general aviation aircraft from large commercial jets.
  • 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.
  • Belfast International Airport (BFS) has 2 runways.
  • During the Second World War, Aldergrove remained an RAF base particularly for the Coastal Command.
  • In 1983 the airport, renamed Belfast International, was regularly accommodating the largest civil aircraft in service, and with the installation of new technology was capable of all weather operations.
  • Despite these additional flights, passengers at Belfast International did not rise beyond 6 million in 2008 as some had predicted but in fact fell by 10,000 passengers to 5.2 million.
  • 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.

Facts about George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD):

  • Flexibus route 600 is the Belfast City Airlink service, from the terminal to the Belfast Europa Buscentre adjacent to the Europa Hotel and Belfast Great Victoria Street railway station.
  • The airport has recently applied for a complete removal of the limit on the seats it can sell – a key element of the 1997 planning agreement, which guards against over-expansion of an airport which is sited in a densely populated location.
  • George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Because of George Best Belfast City Airport's relatively low elevation of 15 feet, planes can take off or land at George Best Belfast City 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.
  • The furthest airport from George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 11,843 miles (19,059 kilometers) away in Stewart Island, New Zealand.
  • The closest airport to George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) is Belfast International Airport (BFS), which is located only 14 miles (23 kilometers) WNW of BHD.
  • George Best Belfast City Airport handled 2,541,759 passengers last year.
  • Passenger numbers increased by 4.5% from 2,621,763 in 2009 to 2,740,341 in 2010, the highest total on record at the airport.
  • The airport was formerly known as "Belfast City Airport" until it was renamed in 2006 in memory of George Best, the professional footballer from Belfast.
  • In addition to being known as "George Best Belfast City Airport", another name for BHD is "Belfast City Airport".

Map of Nearest Airports to Belfast International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin Airport 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin Airport 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin Airport 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin Airport 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 origin Airport 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 origin 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 origin 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 origin Airport 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 origin Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to George Best Belfast City Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to George Best Belfast City Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
114.00 miles (22.53 km) WNWBelfast International Airport (BFS)Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView Belfast International Airport on a map View satellite image of Belfast International Airport Set BFS as destination Airport Set BFS as destination Airport Get more information about Belfast International Airport
257.09 miles (91.87 km) NCampbeltown Airport (CAL)Campbeltown, Scotland, United KingdomView Campbeltown Airport on a map View satellite image of Campbeltown Airport Set CAL as destination Airport Set CAL as destination Airport Get more information about Campbeltown Airport
359.11 miles (95.13 km) WNWCity 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 Set LDY as destination Airport Get more information about City of Derry Airport
462.41 miles (100.44 km) SEIsle 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 Set IOM as destination Airport Get more information about Isle of Man Airport
572.97 miles (117.44 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 Set ENK as destination Airport Get more information about Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport
675.17 miles (120.98 km) NNWIslay Airport (ILY)Islay, Scotland, United KingdomView Islay Airport on a map View satellite image of Islay Airport Set ILY as destination Airport Set ILY as destination Airport Get more information about Islay Airport
779.69 miles (128.24 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 Set PIK as destination Airport Get more information about Glasgow-Prestwick Airport
884.24 miles (135.57 km) SDublin Airport (DUB)Dublin, IrelandView Dublin Airport on a map View satellite image of Dublin Airport Set DUB as destination Airport Set DUB as destination Airport Get more information about Dublin Airport
9100.52 miles (161.76 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 Set CSA as destination Airport Get more information about Colonsay Airport
10102.55 miles (165.04 km) WNWDonegal Airport (CFN)Carrickfinn, IrelandView Donegal Airport on a map View satellite image of Donegal Airport Set CFN as destination Airport Set CFN as destination Airport Get more information about Donegal Airport
11103.53 miles (166.62 km) NNEGlasgow 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 Set GLA as destination Airport Get more information about Glasgow International Airport
12109.17 miles (175.69 km) SSEAnglesey Airport (HLY)Anglesey, Wales, United KingdomView Anglesey Airport on a map View satellite image of Anglesey Airport Set HLY as destination Airport Set HLY as destination Airport Get more information about Anglesey Airport
13110.15 miles (177.28 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 Set BWF as destination Airport Get more information about Barrow/Walney Island Airport
14111.99 miles (180.23 km) WSligo Airport (SXL)Strandhill (near Sligo), IrelandView Sligo Airport on a map View satellite image of Sligo Airport Set SXL as destination Airport Set SXL as destination Airport Get more information about Sligo Airport
15124.04 miles (199.62 km) ENECarlisle Lake District Airport (CAX)Carlisle, England, United KingdomView Carlisle Lake District Airport on a map View satellite image of Carlisle Lake District Airport Set CAX as destination Airport Set CAX as destination Airport Get more information about Carlisle Lake District Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from George Best Belfast City Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from George Best Belfast City Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,842.54 miles (19,058.67 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 Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
211,815.45 miles (19,015.07 km) SSEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map View satellite image of Invercargill Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
311,812.06 miles (19,009.62 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 Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
411,756.65 miles (18,920.45 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 Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
511,753.72 miles (18,915.74 km) SSEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome Set ALR as destination Airport Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
611,732.06 miles (18,880.88 km) SSEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map View satellite image of Queenstown Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
711,719.52 miles (18,860.69 km) SSEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanaka Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
811,712.43 miles (18,849.27 km) SSERichard 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 Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
911,696.44 miles (18,823.55 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 Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1011,689.17 miles (18,811.85 km) SAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome Set ASG as destination Airport Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1111,675.38 miles (18,789.66 km) SSEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome Set GTN as destination Airport Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1211,666.01 miles (18,774.58 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 Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1311,664.55 miles (18,772.23 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 Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1411,644.21 miles (18,739.49 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 Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome
1511,602.09 miles (18,671.71 km) SHokitika Airport (HKK)Hokitika, New ZealandView Hokitika Airport on a map View satellite image of Hokitika Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport