Belfast City Airport facts for kids
|George Best Belfast City Airport
Belfast City Airport
|IATA: BHD – ICAO: EGAC|
|Operator||Belfast City Airport Ltd.|
|Location||Port of Belfast|
|Elevation AMSL||15 ft / 5 m|
|Passenger change 10-11||12.5%|
|Movements change 10-11||3.8%|
|Sources: UK AIP at NATS
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority
George Best Belfast City Airport (IATA: BHD, ICAO: EGAC) is a single-runway airport in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland next to the Port of Belfast it is 3 mi (5 km) from Belfast City Centre. It shares the site with the Short Brothers/Bombardier aircraft making area. The airport began commercial operations in 1983.
The airport gets over 2.7 million passengers in 2010, a record total for the airport, though the total fell by 12.5% to 2.4 million in 2011.
The airport is a major base for Flybe, which began services at the airport in 1993 and is now the largest operator at Belfast City.
Belfast City has a CAA public use aerodrome licence (number P862) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.
Images for kids
Flybe Bombardier Q400 on the runway at Belfast City Airport
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