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Belfast International Airport guide

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Get your trip off to a flying start with Virgin Atlantic at Belfast International Airport. From check in details to airport facilities for departures and onward travel information for arrivals, don't stress - we've got it covered.

The airport is situated 18 miles to the north of the City Centre.

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When does my flight depart/arrive?

Unsure of your timings? It's best to be safe than sorry. Check your departure and arrival time with our handy Flight status tool.

Flight status

What time should I arrive at the airport?

Leave those last-minute airport dashes to the big screen! Our check in desks are open from four hours before the flight is due to leave. We recommend that you arrive at least two hours before departure.

Flight status

Do I need a visa?

Check out our Visa information pages for every country that we fly to.

Visa information

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Online check in

The best way to check in is online where you can pick your seat and print your boarding pass. If you're travelling with carry on baggage only and you've printed your own boarding pass then you can go straight to Security and we'll see you at the gate. Online check in opens 24 hours before departure.

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Counter check in and bag drop

You'll find check in located between desks 29 and 40.

Baggage allowance


We don't have our own Clubhouse at Belfast Airport, but our Upper Class customers and Flying Club Gold members may use the Causeway Lounge.

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Belfast Airport's facilities

Food and drink

Belfast Airport has a range of places to eat before your flight.

Places to eat


Forgotten something or need a last minute souvenir? Belfast Airport has a selection of shops.


Special assistance

Our team are always on hand to help make your journey go smoothly.

Assistance at the airport

Getting to and from the airport

Airport contact details

BT29 4AB

Phone: 028 9448 4848


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