Belfast City Airport Duty Free

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About Belfast City Airport (BHD)

Address: Belfast BT3 9JH
City: Belfast
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: 028 9093 9093
Arrivals: Belfast City Airport (BHD) Arrivals
Departures: Belfast City Airport (BHD) Departures
Weather Temperature: 8.54°C
Conditions: Clouds
Humidity: 89%
Wind: 2.57 k/h
Pressure: 999 hpa
Latitude/Longitude 54.61809921, -5.872499943
Map: Click to view airport map
Belfast City Airport Duty Free
3.7 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.
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George Best Belfast City Airport (IATA: BHD, ICAO: EGAC) is a single-runway airport in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Situated adjacent to the Port of Belfast it is 3 mi (5 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. The airport handled over 2.7 million passengers in 2010, a record total for the airport, though the total was only slightly below 2.7 million in 2015.

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. The airport has a CAA public use aerodrome licence (number P862) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction. Ground handling is provided by Swissport and Menzies Aviation.

In 2012 Aer Lingus opened a base at the airport transferring operations from Belfast International Airport.

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Duty Free Allowance at Belfast City Airport

If you are travelling to United Kingdom from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Belfast City Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Belfast City Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering United Kingdom from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
Belfast City Airport Reviews

Belfast City Airport Duty Free
Not much to do at the airport, waited for a while as we were early
- Mikhail Novak

Belfast City Airport Duty Free
Helpful lady at information desk
- Peter Guthrey

Belfast City Airport Duty Free
this airport seems as though it is the better of the 2 belfast airports, it is close to the city and looks modern from the outside but when you go inside you will realise how much of an actual sespit this airport really is.. this airport is like a shed on the inside.. with plywood walls in the security area for seemingly no reason whatsoever.. i also believe this airport could give a person pneumonia because where you wait to board your flight it an open "corridor" with a wall on one side and a pathetic fence that goes up to about your shin on the other meaning even before you have left the terminal you're probably already drenched, there is also nothing in the airport... you have a whs smith and that is it! i kid you not there are no shops in this airport at all. also the runway is too short so prepare for the shortest take off youll ever experience in your life. but this airport has wifi which is at least something
- Ian Patton

Belfast City Airport Duty Free
The only thing this airport has going for it is it's close proximity to Belfast City Centre. Upon arrival, there is a long walk along a dark dingy pier with water stained carpet tiles - I assume the roof leaks from time to time. They do have a good idea of a 10 minute free window in the car park to be collected by colleagues/friends etc Security is painfully slow and they seem reluctant to open all scanning lanes. There are too few seats available in the departure lounge - when it gets busy you have to stand when waiting for your flight. Most stands have no air bridge so you will get soaked in inclement weather waiting to board your flight and it rains a lot in NI!! Clearly the place is run on a shoestring budget.
- Dan

Belfast City Airport Duty Free
I liked it! Really friendly people and a really happy atmosphere. Lots of places to sit and look at planes. Pretty good, have to say! The lounge area had very large windows so a lot of light came through. The distance to to gates was very close. Very good experience.
- Scott Mairs

Belfast City Airport Duty Free
Belfast city security check is awful here. every time someone walks through the metal detector they always got patted down. after security is BRILLIANT! i would go to Belfast city than the international because the city is much MORE quiet.
- george

Belfast City Airport Duty Free
George Belfast is a great little airport. With only around 11 gates there's non of this walking for miles and miles to baggage reclaim. If you only have hand luggage then I can guarantee within 10 minutes of touching down your outside the main terminal awaiting your transport etc.
- Nial Collinge

Belfast City Airport Duty Free
This airport is a much more quieter airport compared to other ones in the uk. International airport gets me places like florida ,orlando etc and all them far away places over the atlantic ocean to america although flying to liverpool in the flybe planes is really good good and warm and can have a few hours rest i'd recommend this airport better than international airport for 1 reason far quieter and quicker to go through to get on flights go to duty free and get baggage brilliant airport to me :)
- Brandon Woods

Belfast City Airport Duty Free
Bus service from Belfast was good enough, bit slow through the city. Terminal was good, but very little electronic signs for departing planes. For a regional airport, the baggage was very slow and it was very crowded and loud. Shops sell standard food e.g. crisps, sandwiches etc. and the Wifi worked well enough. Boarding was quick and easy, overall a good airport.
- Owen Gunn

Belfast City Airport Duty Free
The airport is very well located, you just step off the city train and walk some meters. Then a mini-bus picks you to the airport. It's comfortable and clean, has a lot of space to sit down or to eat and offers 4 hours of wi-fi after which you just log in again and get another 4 hours. The only downside is that it's a bit confusing with the gates. You will not know your gate until the last call. But there was no reason to panic in the end.
- Natalia
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