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George Best Belfast City Airport

George Best Belfast City Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerABN Amro
OperatorBelfast City Airport Ltd.
LocationPort of Belfast
Hub *Bmibaby *Flybe *Manx2
Elevation5 m (15 ft)
Passenger change 09-10(+)4.5%
Aircraft Movements40324
Movements change 09-10(+)2.5%

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George Best Belfast City Airport is a single-runway airport in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Situated adjacent to the Port of Belfast it is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Belfast City Centre. It shares the site with the Short Brothers/Bombardier aircraft manufacturing facility. The airport began commercial operations in 1983.

The airport was formerly known as "Belfast City Airport" until it was renamed in 2006 in memory of George Best, the professional footballer from Belfast, best known for his time with Manchester United.

The airport handled over 2.7 million passengers in 2010, a 4.5% increase since 2009 and a record total for the airport.

The airport is a major base for Flybe, which began operations at the airport in 1993 and is now the largest operator at Belfast City.

Belfast City has a CAA public use aerodrome licence (number P862) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.

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