Operating to Belfast Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open 2017

Operating to Belfast Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open 2017

Operating to Belfast Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open 2017: The Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open 2017 gets underway at Portstewart Golf Club from July 6-9 with three weeks of links golf culminating in the Open Championship. Portstewart is approximately a 90-minutes car journey from both of Belfast’s airports. Here’s what you need to know to plan an operation to Belfast.

George Best Belfast City Airport 
  • IATA code: BHD
  • ICAO code: EGAC
  • 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)
  • 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 south-east of the city
  • Currently, no passenger taxes are charged at EGAC as an incentive to operators
Belfast Aldergrove Airport
  • IATA code: BFS
  • ICAO code: EGAA
  • 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)
  • 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
Immigration

Non-EU passengers and crew

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

EU passengers and 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
  • The next destination of the aircraft will have a big influence on export 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: 

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

Close to Belfast Aldergrove: 

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

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, including bus, rail, and taxis
  • Car rental companies operate from both Belfast airports but their stocks are quite limited

For more information or assistance, contact dxb@uas.aero