About Belfast International Airport
Belfast International Airport started life during World War 1 as an RAF training facility and indeed also played an important part in World War 11. In the 1960s its role as a civilian airport increased and the first service between Belfast and London Gatwick commenced in 1966, followed two years later by an indirect service to New York.
In 2013 Belfast International handled 4,022,469 passengers, 90% of whom were flying on scheduled services, largely to domestic and European destinations although United operates flights to Newark in the US. The airport has two runways and one terminal.