Belfast City Airport facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGeorge 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.
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