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Flight Operations to Belfast – Routes Europe 2017

Robert Brady | - 04/17/2017
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Flight Operations to Belfast – Routes Europe 2017: Planning an operation to Belfast? Perhaps you’re heading to Routes Europe 2017? Here’s the information you need. 

Route Europe 2017- the route development forum – will take place at the Belfast City Waterfront from April 23-25. It provides a platform for organizations to discuss business opportunities with leading airlines, airports, and tourism authorities. Here’s what you need to know before organizing a mission to Belfast.

George Best Belfast City Airport 
  • IATA code: BHD
  • ICAO code: EGAC
  • Latitude/ longitude: 54 39 26N / 6 12 56W
  • Elevation: 268 feet
  • Fuel types: Jet A1, AVGAS
Operational Information 
  • Private flights do not require overflight and landing permits if operators are of ICAO member states and possess a standard airworthiness certificate
  • Landing permits are not required for non-scheduled flights, however, landing rights are necessary (CIQ, parking, handling must be confirmed in advance)
  • Limited standard operating hours are 0530-2030Z daily though extensions are possible with prior coordination and sufficient notice
  • There are no parking restrictions, however, during special events in Belfast city parking is limited – Dublin is the best alternate choice with good train and motorway links
  • Fuel uplifts are provided via fuel truck/tanker. Hydrant stands are not currently available
  • EGAC is located to the southeast of the city

NOTAMs

Currently, there are none in effect but expect special procedures to be alerted when major events are taking place.

Belfast Aldergrove Airport
  • IATA code: BFS
  • ICAO code: EGAA
  • Latitude/ longitude: 54 37 5N / 5 52 20W
  • Elevation: 15 feet
  • Fuel types: Jet A1, AVGAS
Operational Information 
  • Private flights do not require overflight and landing permits if operators are of ICAO member states and possess a standard airworthiness certificate
  • Landing permits are not required for non-scheduled flights, however, landing rights are necessary (CIQ, parking, handling must be confirmed in advance)
  • Open 24 hours daily with landing rights confirmation
  • There are no parking restrictions, however, during special events in Belfast city parking is limited – Dublin is the best alternate choice with good train and motorway links
  • Fuel uplifts are provided via fuel truck/tanker. Hydrant stands are not currently available
  • EGAA is located west of the city

NOTAMs

Currently, there are none in effect but expect special procedures to be alerted when major events are taking place.

Airport Embarkation Tax

Currently, no passenger taxes are charged at EGAC as an incentive to operators to use the airport. Passenger taxes, when imposed, average around 13GBP per person at most UK airport.

Immigration

Non-EU passengers 

  • UK Visa required prior to travel
  • Customs clearance check mandatory

EU passengers

  • Customs clearance only
  • No special immigration procedures or checks are usually necessary

Non-EU crew

  • UK Visa required prior to travel
  • Customs clearance check mandatory

EU crew

  • Customs clearance only
  • No special immigration procedures or checks are usually necessary
Customs

To see your exact quota of duty-free allowances, check out this link: https://www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods/banned-and-restricted-goods

Personal food, plants, and animals import restrictions are available in full through this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/personal-food-plant-and-animal-product-imports

Export

The next destination of the aircraft will have a big influence on restrictions and regulations so it’s recommended to research this depending on your flight plan.

We recommend you visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/export-controls

To see your duty-free allowances, check out this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exporting-goods-from-the-eu-to-a-third-country-outside-the-eu.

Accommodation

Close to Belfast City Airport (EGAC): 

  • Ramada Encore Belfast City Center
  • Park Avenue Hotel
  • Premier Inn Belfast Titanic Quarter Hotel
  • Hermitage Lodge

Close to Belfast Aldergrove (EGAA): 

  • Holiday Inn Belfast City Center
  • Maldron Hotel Belfast
  • Ballyrobin Country Lodge
  • Stable Court Lodging
  • Dunadry Hotel

Hotels in the city center:

  • Premier Inn BEflast City Center (Alfred Street)
  • Ten Square
  • Travelodge Belfast Central
  • The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
Ground Transport

Belfast airports are served with good options for public transport and taxis, including bus, rail, and rental car availability. Car rental companies operate from both Belfast airports but their stocks are quite limited.

Visit http://visitbelfast.com/ 

For more information or assistance with Flight Operations to Belfast – Routes Europe 2017, contact dxbops@uas.aero 

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