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Belfast Int Airport Information
Based in Northern Ireland's capital city, Belfast International Airport is a busy travel hub which saw some 5.2 million passengers pass through its doors in 2008.
Flying to destinations such as New York, Barcelona, Paris and Faro, as well as locations in the UK, it is also used by 60 per cent of all travellers visiting the country for business purposes.
The travel hub is located 18 miles outside of the city centre and has good links to the motorway. Those who opt to drive to Belfast International Airport may wish to book a space in one of the airport car parks on offer through FHR.
An alternative to booking an airport car park is to combine parking with a hotel stay.
Some Belfast International airport hotels can be booked to incorporate car parking and can be an ideal option for those who are travelling a long distance to the travel hub.
If you are looking to extend your break by an extra night, why not have a look at the Hilton Templepatrick Hotel and Country Club? The four-star accommodation boasts a Living Well health club, a gold club and a hair and beauty salon.
Alternatively, there is the Park Plaza hotel at Belfast International Airport, located close to the terminal building.
Getting to Belfast International Airport
Passengers travelling from Belfast itself can access the travel hub via the M2 or by the M1 if arriving from the south or west.
Railway networks serve Belfast International Airport via the capital and Antrim, including a high-speed Enterprise train which connects the facility with Dublin.
Londonderry, Lisburn and Belfast trains all operate to and from Antrim, from which a bus or taxi will transfer passengers to the departure terminal.
A 24-hour bus service runs between the travel hub and Belfast as well as several coach services.
Inside the terminal building
Those looking to pick up some last-minute gifts or travel essentials will find a range of outlets to choose from at Belfast International Airport. The Taste of Ulster shop offers locally-inspired gifts and goods including souvenirs and clothing.
Duty Free Shopping, Boots and WHSmith will also ensure nothing is forgotten.
For a bite to eat, passengers may wish to lap up some culture at Cafe Paul Rankin before their flight or grab a coffee and a snack at Starbucks, Burger King, Caffe Ritazza or in the Food Village.