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Belfast International Airport (IATA: BFS, ICAO: EGAA) is an airport located 11.5 NM (21.3 km; 13.2 mi) northwest of Belfast in Northern Ireland. It was formerly known and is still referred to as Aldergrove Airport, after the village of the same name lying immediately to the west of the airport. Belfast International shares its runways with the Royal Air Force base RAF Aldergrove, which otherwise has its own facilities.


Nearly 5.3 million passengers (2.2% of passengers at all UK airports) travelled through the airport in 2008, a 1.7 million (47.1%) increase since 2002. Belfast International is the second busiest airport on the island of Ireland in terms of passenger numbers after Dublin Airport and Belfast International is followed by Cork and Shannon it is the busiest airport in the traditional "province" of Ulster. It is the largest of two airports in Belfast (the other being Belfast-City).

The airport is owned by Abertis, the same company which owns Stockholm Skavsta and Cardiff Airport and is concessionary to Orlando Sanford International Airport and London Luton.


Belfast International has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P798) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction. The airport operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is not subject to noise abatement procedures, significant environmental constraints or airspace limitations.

For latest information on Belfast International Airport, please visit the official website.


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