Airports that serve the city of Belfast, Ireland include Belfast International Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport. Nearby airports are located in the cities of Londonderry and Dublin, and on the Isle of Man.
Belfast International Airport is the busiest airport in Northern Ireland. It is located 13 miles northwest of Belfast and, as of 2014, serves an estimated 4 million passengers a year. Belfast International Airport has dozens of daily flights to destinations across Europe. It also has flights to Newark Aiport in New York. The airport owns and operates the Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station, at a former Royal Air Force base in the nearby village of Aldergrove.
George Best Belfast City Airport is a single-runway airport located 3 miles from Belfast City Centre. Because of its proximity to residential neighbourhoods, flights are only scheduled between 6:30 am and 9:30 pm. Originally known as Belfast City Airport, it was renamed in honor of Belfast footballer George Best in 2006. The airport opened for commercial operation in 1983 and serves more than 2.5 million passengers a year.
The City of Derry Airport is located in Londonderry, 76 miles from Belfast. Dubin Airport is 100 miles from Belfast and the Isle of Man Airport is 104 miles away.