Belfast International Airport

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Belfast International Airport (BFS) Guide

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General Information

Airport Name:
Belfast International Airport
Airport Code:
BFS
Location:
Located 25km (18 miles) from of Belfast city centre.
Phone:
(0)28 944 52084
Website:
www.belfastairport.com

Directions & Transportation

Taxi:
The International Airport Taxi Company has taxi's available outside the terminal building. Should you require any assistance the contact number for The International Airport Taxi Company is 028 9448 4353.
Bus:
There is an Airbus service which operates between the airport and the city centre every 30 mins, mon - fri, from 5:45am - 23:20pm.
Rail:
There are trains available that operate to and from Central Station, however connections are available to the rest of the network in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
Road:
If you are traveling by car, make sure that you are not carless with parking, as you will find a couple of city-center control zones. They are clearly marked with black and yellow signs and parking is not permitted here due to security reasons. You will however find plenty of car parks which are available for public parking.

Airport facilities

Airport Info:
The airport information desk is situated in the Arrivals hall. Here you can get information regarding flights, public transport and general enquiries.
Baggage:
There is a lost and found luggage facility at the information desk at the top of the moving walkway in the departures hall. Passengers can enquire about lost luggage between 7.00am and 11.00pm daily, or by emailing the information desk on info.desk@bial.co.uk
Money:
The airport has bureau de change's and a couple of ATM's, which are located throughout the terminal halls.
More Services:
The extra facilities that the airport has available to all passengers is a children's play area, baby changing facilities, a quiet room and a travel agency.
Eating & Drinking:
The airport has a lot to offer the shopper with an extensive range of shops available. Your shopping experience will be created by stores like A Taste of Ulster, The Sock Shop, World News and many more. The airport also features a duty free shop called Dixons Tax Free, which is a new concept store located in the main departures lounge.
Shopping:
Belfast International airport has a great choice of eateries where you can wet you tast buds and your wallet. Diners available includes Cafe Paul Rankin, cafebar@bial.co.uk, The Food Court, The Food Village and many more.
Business Facilities:
The airport has a business lounge, which offers extensive business facilities like Internet access, fax and photocopying facilities, a television, newspapers and magazines, and refreshments. The business lounge is available to all passengers using the airport.
Disabled Facilities:
The airport has wheelchairs available for passengers with disabilities, as well as the individual airlines. Passengers are required to book the wheelchairs from the airlines when buying the ticket. The airport has special toilets and telephones available for disabled persons. There are disabled car parking slots available in the airport car parks and porters are available to assist with baggage. Staff at the airport information desk are trained in sign language and can give assistance to passengers with special needs.

Useful Information

Airlines Served:
DHL Air, Emerald Airways, TNTA
Airport Taxes:
Airport departure tax is usually included in the ticket price. Enquire at the time of ticketing.
Activities near the Airport:
Belfast Zoo - If you have a couple of hours to waste, a definite must see would be the zoo. Besides all the interesting animals that you will see, the zoo has a lovely restaurant from which you can have a nice meal and a zoo souvenir shop where you can purchase some really nice gifts or keepsakes. The zoo operates daily from 10am - 5pm (may vary during seasons) and admission is Adults $11 and Children $4.5. Admission is free for the elderly and disabled persons. Belfast Castle - Open daily from 9am - 6pm, free admission. The most striking feature of the castle is the serpentine Italianate stairway which leads down from the principal reception room to the garden terrace below. Upstairs you will find a visitor center and is visited for a look through its remote-controlled camera on the roof. Be sure to have a few hours available as there is a great selection of things to see. St Anne's Cathedral - Located in the city centre, approximately 25km from the airport you will find this picturesque cathedral. Created on the wall of the cathedral you will find a representation of the Creation, which is done by using 150,000 tiny pieces of glass. You will also find the tomb of Lord Edward Henry Carson, who is either seen as the hero who saved Ulster or the villain who sabotaged the country's independence. It should not take long to drive to the city and wander through the Cathedral, so you will not require much more than an hour for the entire outing.
Other Interesting Information:
Belfast International airport is the principal gateway to Northern Ireland, due to serving more than 4 million passengers per annum. The airport is open and operates 24 hrs a day and everyday of the year. It is also the most technically advanced airport in the whole of Ireland, sporting two long runways with ILS Cat 111b equipment, which offer wide-body capacity.
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