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Belfast International Airport

Belfast International Airport – some key information   
  Was called Aldergrove.
 
There is also Belfast City (George Best) Airport.     http://www.belfastcityairport.com/home.asp
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Airport Owner:

Announced in July 2013 that it is being sold by Spanish company, Abertis, to American based company ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide. http://www.adchas.com/Airports/.  Before this, it has been owned by ACDL  - Airport Concessions and Development Ltd (ACDL) which took over from the previous owner TBI plc (a subsidiary of Abertis Airports).   Abertis also owned Cardiff airport (which was sold by Abertis to the Welsh government in March 2013).

Airport Operator:        
Airport website:         http://www.belfastairport.com/en 
Airport Master Plan:
 
Belfast International Airport launched its draft Master Plan for consultation
on 12th September 2006.   Belfast International Airport Master Plan 05/30  Size: 2 MB.    
Click here to download
 
Key details of Master Plan:    
Around 4.8 million passengers in 2005.    Master Plan expects (P.20)  over 8 million
by 2020 and over 10 million by 2030.   They expect the annual ATMs to be over 66
million in 2020 and over 77 million by 2030.   Assumed passenger growth forecasts
for the base case scenario are set at 3.8% until 2015, and 3.2% thereafter.
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Airport Consultative Committee:     Does not appear to have one.
 


Belfast International Airport. Flights and CO2 emissions.

Analysis of flights, routes, and top 10 destinations from Belfast International Airport in 2011. Also carbon emissions.
And passenger growth and numbers over the past 15 years. http://www.awsw.co.uk/allco2/BFS_co2.html

 


 

CAA airport statistics 
Terminal Passengers:
Number of passengers (thousands)

UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 10.3)  Terminal Passengers  2002 – 2012

2012    4,312,441 (up + 5.1% on 2011)

2011    4,102  (up 2% on 2010)

2010   4,011,000  (down – 12% on 2009)  link to 2010 data

2009   4,536,501  ( down 13.1% on 2008)
2008   5,223 (no change on 2007)
2007   5,236
2006   5,015
2005   4,820
2000   3,127
1996   2,351


Air Transport Movements

Number of ATMs (thousands)

UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 4.2) ATMs 2002 – 2012

2012      39,120  (up + 4.9% on 2011)
2011      37,000 (down – 5% on 2010)
2010   39,000 (dow – 11% on 2009)   link to 2010 data
2009   44,065  ( down – 17.8% on 2008)
2008   54  (up + 4% on 2007)
2007   52
2006   48
2005   48
2000   41
1996   33

Air Freight

Freight tonnage  

UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 13.2) Freight 2002 – 2012

2012      29,095  (down – 6% on 2011)
2011      31,062  ( up 5% on 2010)

2010    29,716  (almost no change on 2009)    link to 2010 data

2009    29,804 (down – 17% on 2008)
2008    38,115  (down 6% on 2007)
2007    38,429
2006    38,417
2005    37,878
2000    30,599
1996    26,929


 

Airport Contact Details:
 

Belfast International Airport,
Belfast,
BT29 4AB

Email: infodesk@bfs.aero      Tel: 028 9448 4848

Multimap:  Location of airport

 
Wikipedia on Belfast International airport
 
 
Proportion of domestic passengers, out of total passengers
CAA statistics, annual figures  – comparing Tables 9 and 10.2

2006    69.1%
2007    65.4%
2008    58.9%

Business Aviation:  Number of business flights (= private jets)
CAA statistics, annual figures - Table 3.1

2007      1,474
2008      1,561
 
 
Local community group:         

Some recent news about Belfast International:
 
 

New York route from Belfast Internat is ‘loss making’ due to APD – as cheaper from Ireland

22nd June 2011    Continental Airlines said it may be forced to withdraw its Belfast International to New York route due to the level of air travel tax. In Belfast APD adds £60 on every flight to New York.  However on its flights from Dublin the tax is €3. So the Belfast route is making a loss. They are …”right next door to a different tax regime where we can offer lower prices.” “The route is estimated to be worth around £20m a year to the Northern Ireland economy.” (BBC)     Click here to view full story…

 

 

Bmibaby announces schedule for Belfast in 2010

4th September 2009       Bmibaby has revealed its 2010 summer schedule from Belfast International. Some
of the flights are to Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester and Cardiff until
October 30th 2010. 45 flights a week will operate out of the 4 bases. Cardiff
will have services 6 times a week, Birmingham 15 times and East Midlands and Manchester
12 flights each. (Flightline)           Click here to view full story…

 

Deal ensures cheaper flights for civil servants in Northern Ireland

 8th August 2009       Civil servants from Northern Ireland will enjoy cheaper flights on official business
after a deal was struck with airlines today. Aer Lingus, BMI and Flybe won the
contracts following an open tendering competition. The government air programme
allows the civil service to take advantage of fare deals on the most frequently
used routes. (Belfast Telegraph)       Click here to view full story…