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===Terminal Viewing Facility===
 
===Terminal Viewing Facility===
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Belfast International Airport is currently undergoing significant renovations with landside access severely limited as more of the terminal is taken into the airside. There was a dedicated viewing lounge within the terminal which is currently closed (October 09) due to the renovation works. There is no confirmation as to whether or not this facility will re-open when work is complete. It is possible that access to the lounge may become available from the domestic baggage reclaim area (landside) at some stage in the future. Ordinarily, entrance to the lounge is free and views are relatively good across the active passenger apron and onto runway 25/07. However the freight ramp is hidden behind the international arrivals pier. Photographs from the viewing lounge can be reasonable but you will have to avoid the grubby windows as the gallery is completely enclosed!  
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Belfast International Airport is currently undergoing significant renovations with landside access severely limited as more of the terminal is taken into the airside. There was a dedicated viewing lounge within the terminal which is currently closed (January 2011) due to the renovation works. There is no confirmation as to whether or not this facility will re-open when work is complete. It is possible that access to the lounge may become available from the domestic baggage reclaim area (landside) at some stage in the future. Ordinarily, entrance to the lounge is free and views are relatively good across the active passenger apron and onto runway 25/07. However the freight ramp is hidden behind the international arrivals pier. Photographs from the viewing lounge can be reasonable but you will have to avoid the grubby windows as the gallery is completely enclosed!  
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In August 09 the security search area was moved closer to the checkin area, therefore limiting the landside views of the ramp from the central terminal complex. If you have a passenger ticket there are still limited views from the bar area in the terminal towards the GA ramp. You can get a view of one or two of the Easyjet stands and the remote stands near the GA area.  
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In August 09 the security search area was moved closer to the checkin area, therefore limiting the landside views of the ramp from the central terminal complex. However, if you have a passenger ticket there are reasonable views from the newly located coffee lounge area in the terminal. The coffee shop is now located where the duty free shop used to be however the old duty fre shopfittings have ben removed to open up views across the apron and onto Runway 25. You can get a view of one or two of the stands and the eastern side of the international pier. Most aircraft will taxi past these windows at some point.
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Biz-jet parking is mainly on "Delta" ramp, out of view of the terminal although occasionally they will park next to the GA area.  
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Biz-jet parking is on "Delta" ramp, out of view of the terminal although more and more frequently they will also park next to the GA area.  
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Further into the passenger lounge, there are limited views from the windows at the "Rankin" cafe & wine bar. You can see the international pier and a section of the main runway 25. Most lounges have views of some sort with the best being from the international departure gates. The Easyjet lounge (the old BA Shuttle lounge) also has reasonable views although it can be very busy at times.
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Further into the passenger lounge, there are limited views from the windows at the cafe & wine bar. You can see the international pier and a section of the main runway 25. Most lounges have views of some sort with the best being from the international departure gates. The Easyjet lounge (the old BA Shuttle lounge) also has reasonable views although it can be very busy at times.
    
==Other Spotting Locations==
 
==Other Spotting Locations==
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