Belfast International Airport is the busiest airport in Northern Ireland. Over 4 million passengers passed through in 2011. The airport is an important UK departure point for low-cost airline EasyJet. You will also find a wide choice of routes with budget airline Jet2.com.The summer season sees a huge increase in flights, with Thomas Cook, Thomson and several European airlines operating seasonal flights to European cities and popular beach holiday regions. 2012 saw around 20 airlines in residence.
A wide choice of destinations includes many of the key holiday airports in Cyprus, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Malta, Madeira, Italy, Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt and Greece. Belfast International has an especially wide choice of routes to Spain. A strong presence from EasyJet ensures a good choice of European city destinations. Seasonal winter flights head for key ski holiday airports in Switzerland and Austria. Destinations outside Europe include Canada, USA and Dubai.
Around 60% of passengers take domestic flights. Belfast International has routes to Edinburgh, Glasgow and 12 airports in England.
The best deals are often found with EasyJet, who fly from regional airports across the UK. You will also find good-value fares from budget airline Jet2.com. The cheapest fares are frequently found from Leeds Bradford, Glasgow and Liverpool airports.
• London Gatwick
• London Luton
• London Southend
• London Stansted,
• East Midlands
Belfast International Airport
Tel (0) 28 9448 4848
The Airport Express 300 operates a 24 hour service between the airport and Belfast. Buses depart every 15 minutes on weekdays, slightly less frequent at off peak times and weekends. Buses call at Templepatrick, Royal Avenue, and the Belfast Europa Buscentre. Journey time is 30-40 minutes. Tickets cost £7.00 single £10.00 return. Buses also run to Lisburn and Londonderry.