If youre looking for information about Belfast airport before you fly, youve come to the right place. You can check the status of your flight here the table below has live status updates for all flights leaving Belfast airport today, or you can enter a flight number and date into the boxes on the right. We can even show you the whereabouts of your plane on a map. Plus weve got information about the aircraft and the airline, the weather present and forecast at your destination and recommendations for places to visit.
Your airline will be able to tell you how far in advance of your flight you need to check in. Generally, wed advise arriving at the airport with a good couple of hours to spare. Some airlines allow online check-in, which saves you time as all you need to do is drop your hold baggage at the bag drop when you get to the airport, before heading straight to security.
Different airlines have different luggage allowances check with for specific details, both in terms of weight for hold baggage, and size and number of bags for hand baggage. The maximum size for any piece of hand luggage is 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, but its not unheard of for individual airlines to operate more stringent restrictions.
With all airlines, liquids, pastes and gels must be packed in your hold luggage, unless theyre in containers of 100ml or less, in which case they can go in your hand luggage. Theyll need to be taken out of your hand luggage and put in a clear, resealable 20cm x 20cm plastic bag to go through security. Baby milk, baby food and liquid medicine you need for the trip are exempt from this rule, however.
For more details, visit our Belfast airport baggage and security page.
Book Belfast airport parking and hotels
Dont do that thing where you just turn up at the airport and pay for your parking on the day youll always save money if you book in advance through us, and the earlier you book the more youll save. Take a look at our Belfast airport parking page for some great deals. For even better value, combine your parking with one of our Belfast airport hotels, so you can start your holiday feeling calm and relaxed instead of worrying about traffic or other unexpected delays.
Dropping off passengers
The most convenient place to drop off passengers is in the drop-off zone right next to the terminal - it costs £1 and you can stay there for 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can park in the Long-Stay car park for 15 minutes for free its five minutes walk from the terminal, or theres a free bus. If you need to stay longer than 15 minutes, up to an hours parking costs £3.50. You can also drop off in either the Short-Stay car park (£1 for 15 minutes, £2 for 30 minutes, £3.50 for an hour) or the Main Stay car park (£1.50 for 30 minutes, £3 for an hour), both of which are within two to three minutes walk of the terminal. (Prices correct on August 25, 2013.)