Airport Guide: George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD), Northern Ireland, UK

George Best Belfast City Airport (IATA: BHD / ICAO: EGAC) is the smaller – but more centrally located – of the two airports serving the capital of Northern Ireland.

This Airport Guide will take you through the whole experience of using this facility, from arrivals to departures and everything in between.

NOTE: This Airport Guide and the separate posts linked to it should be used only for general guidance. Details may change at any moment and without prior notice.



Airport name : George Best Belfast City Airport
IATA code : BHD
ICAO code : EGAC
Country : Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Major city served : Belfast
Routes served : International and domestic
Runways : One
Terminals : One
Passenger traffic (source) : 2,455,259 in 2019 (last full pre-pandemic year); 812,424 in 2021 (latest full year)
Links : Official Website / Wikipedia


To learn more about transportation to and from the airport, please skip ahead to the Access / Transportation section of this guide.


Departures (Landside)

This includes the publicly accessible areas of the terminal before outbound security, including the check-in counters and main entrance hall.

Click here or on the picture below to learn more.

Departures (Airside)

This covers the restricted section of the terminal after outbound security, which is accessible only to passengers who have completed all pre-departure formalities. In the case of BHD, most of the terminal’s retail and dining options – as well as all of the boarding gates – are in this part of the building.

Click here or on the picture below to learn more.


This encompasses those parts of the terminal used by arriving passengers, from the disembarkation point to baggage reclaim.

Click here or on the picture below to learn more.


Click here to learn more about your options for travelling from/to BHD.

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