George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)
George Best Belfast City Airport is situated in Belfast, Antrim county; Northern Ireland. The distance from the Airport to Belfast City is 3 miles. The airport covers flights mainly to the UK, to destinations such as Birmingham, Edinburgh, Isle of Man, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, etc.
When it started operations in 1937, it was known as Sydenham Airport. Later it was taken over by the Royal Navy during the Second World War, and the Royal Navy operated it till 1970. From 1970, it was used as a private facility. It resumed commercial operations in 1983 under the name Belfast City Airport. This name was later changed to its present name in memory of an Irish professional footballer, George Best in 2006.
Airlines operating out of the airport include Flybe, Vueling, Aer Lingus, Ryanair, EasyJet, and Bmibaby. These Airlines cover destinations such as Faro, Majorca, Palma, Iverness, London, Isles of Man, Malaga, Newquay, etc.
The Airport supports only one runway, however, it has facilities for the physically challenged, car rental and instructional flying series are also available.
Passenger can transit between Belfast city and the airport using trains, buses and taxi services. The Sydenham railway station is close to the Airport.