When was Belfast City Airport renamed?

When was Belfast City Airport renamed?

2006
In March 2006, it was announced that the airport would be renamed in memory of Northern Irish footballer George Best. The new name, George Best Belfast City Airport, and signage were revealed at the renaming ceremony attended by Best’s family and friends on 22 May 2006, which would have been Best’s 60th birthday.

Who owns Belfast airport?

VINCI Airports
Belfast International Airport is owned and operated by VINCI Airports. VINCI Airports acquired Belfast International Airport in August 2018 as part of a takeover of the Airports Worldwide portfolio.

Does Belfast have 2 airports?

Belfast is served by two airports. Belfast International Airport (BFS), is approximately 20 miles from Belfast city centre and handles both international and domestic flights.

Who flies out of George Best airport?

We currently have eight airline partners; Aer Lingus, British Airways, Eastern Airways, Easy Jet, KLM, Loganair, Ryanair, and Vueling Airlines, and together we fly passengers from the very heart of Belfast city to 26 popular destinations across the UK and Europe.

Are there 2 airports in Belfast?

Airports. Belfast is served by two airports. Belfast International Airport (BFS), is approximately 20 miles from Belfast city centre and handles both international and domestic flights.

Which airport does easyJet fly to in Belfast?

Arriving at Belfast International Airport.

What airport does Easyjet fly to in Belfast?

Belfast International Airport
Arriving at Belfast International Airport.

How much is a taxi from Belfast City Airport to Belfast City Centre?

The 30-40min journey costs £8 single and £11.50 return. Get to town by taxi: A taxi rank is beside the Airbus stop; a ride to the city centre will take around 30mins and cost c. £35 – sample fares are displayed as you exit the airport.

Who was on Air Force One that landed at Belfast?

The new cargo centre was officially opened. Belfast International Airport was privatised following a management buy-out resulting in the creation of Belfast International Airport Holdings Ltd. Air Force One landed at Belfast International carrying the former US President and First Lady, Bill and Hilary Clinton.

Who is the owner of Belfast International Airport?

Belfast International Airport was privatised following a management buy-out resulting in the creation of Belfast International Airport Holdings Ltd. Air Force One landed at Belfast International carrying the former US President and First Lady, Bill and Hilary Clinton. Belfast International was bought by TBI.

When did Belfast Airport move to RAF Nutts Corner?

In 1946 civil air operations were transferred from Belfast Harbour Airport (now the George Best Belfast City Airport) to RAF Nutts Corner due to the longer runways available at that airfield.

Is there a direct flight from Belfast to New York?

Continental Airlines start direct services between Belfast International Airport and New York Newark. Annual passenger numbers hit the 5 million mark. Aer Lingus open their first base outside of the Republic of Ireland at Belfast International Airport.

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