George Best Belfast City airport renamed in honour of the Northern Irish footballer in 2006 is the citys second biggest airport and handles more than two million passengers a year. If youre one of them, weve everything you need to know before you fly on this page. Our table below has live status updates for all flights leaving Belfast City airport today alternatively, enter a flight number and date into the fields on the right. We can even show you on a map how far along its flight path the plane is plus weve information about your airline and the aircraft youll be flying in, the weather forecast at your destination, and a list of places you might like to visit while youre there.
You should check with your airline when you need to check in for your flight. As a rule, we normally recommend getting to the airport about two hours before your plane leaves. Some airlines allow online check-in now, which saves you a bit of time, as all you need to do when you get to the airport is drop your hold luggage at the bag drop before heading straight to security.
Your airline will be able to tell you what your hand and hold baggage allowance is, including the number of items of hand luggage youre allowed and what the size restrictions are. Its worth knowing that no hold bag is allowed to weigh more than 32kg, to protect baggage handlers from injury.
Liquids, pastes and gels are only allowed in hand luggage if they are in containers of 100ml or less, otherwise you should pack them away in your hold luggage. Hand luggage liquids must be tcarried through security in a separate clear, resealable 20cm x 20cm plastic bag (each passenger is only allowed one bag of liquids). Baby food, baby milk and medicine you will need during the flight are exceptions to the 100ml rule.
Book Belfast City airport parking and hotels
Have you booked your airport parking and airport hotel yet? Dont, whatever you do, turn up on the day without having booked your parking as not only will you save money by booking with us, you know your space is guaranteed too. So check out our Belfast City airport parking page for some great deals you can park either within the airport grounds or just outside (which tends to be slightly cheaper). If you dont want to be rushing on the day of your flight, take a look at our Belfast City airport hotels page the Premier Inn Titanic Quarter, just 12 minutes from the airport, is particularly good value.
Dropping off passengers
You can drop passengers off in the Short-Stay car park, which is a short walk from the terminal. You get 15 minutes free and after that parking costs £2.70 for up to 30 minutes, and £5 for up to an hour. (Prices correct on August 26, 2013.)