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Departure Gates - 21, 26 and 27

Belfast International Airport, Airport Road, Belfast, BT29 4AB

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • To book and obtain special assistance and for information please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Team members receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in Irish Sign Language.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located landside or airside as directed by the Special Assistance Team.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include mobile hoists, ceiling track hoists, wheelchairs, shower chairs and hoist slings.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the Special Assistance team in the Check-in Hall.
  • There is a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • The place of safety is located in the International Departures corridor.
  • For information about the Belfast International Airport Special Assistance Services please click here (opens in new tab).

Departure Lounge

Getting To Departure Gates (20 to 29)

  • The access to departures 20 to 29 is located at the of the departure lounge between the Fed & Watered Bar and The Lagan Bar.
    There is step free access along the corridor.
    The special assistance team can provide assistance along the corridor for passengers with restricted mobility.
  • The type of flooring in along the route is carpet.
  • There are not travellators available along the route.
  • There are resting/seating areas along the route.
  • Wayfinding signage is available along the route.
  • The lighting levels along the route are good.

Eating and Drinking (Heineken Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located between Departure Gates 26 and 27.
  • There is step-free access to the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m from the till/counter.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are wall menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Departure Gates (21, 26 and 27)

  • Departure Gates Waiting Area View
    • The departure gate(s) in this area is/are gate(s) 21, 26 and 27.
    • There is seating available at the departure gate(s).
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • The type of flooring in the departure gate(s) is carpet.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Departure Gate Details View
    • There is clear signage to the departure gate(s).
    • A documentation check desk is available at gate(s) 21, 26 and 27.
    • The height of the documentation check desk(s) is high (95cm+).
    • There is a low (76cm-86cm) section of the documentation check desk available at gates 26 and 27.
    • There is double, light, manual doors with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to the airbridge/tarmac.
    • There is step free access via lift to departure gate(s) 21, 26 and 27.
  • Boarding View
    • There is step free access (via lift) to the aircraft via the tarmac from departure gate(s) 21, 26 and 27.
    • There is an Ambulift available.
    • The accessibility of the individual aircraft varies depending on the provider. Please contact your airline company prior to booking for more information.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Departures Gates 21, 26 and 27)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • This accessible toilet is located next to Departure Gate 26.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a shared toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is light.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 200cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 7in).
  • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
  • There is a spatula type lever flush.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 115cm and 170cm from the floor.
  • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
  • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 94cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Departure Gates 21, 26 and 27)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located next to Departure Gate 26.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal in the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Departure Gates 22, 23/24 and 25)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • This accessible toilet is located between Departure Gates 23/24 and 25.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a shared toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is light.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 200cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 7in).
  • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 115cm and 170cm from the floor.
  • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
  • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Departure Gates 22, 23/24 and 25)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located between Departure Gate 23/24 and Departure Gate 25.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal in the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Parent and Baby Room (Departure Gates 22, 23/24 and 25)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located between Departure Gates 23/24 and 25.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is push.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Step(s) (Departure Gates - 21,26 and 27)

  • There is a/are step(s) located just beyond the departure lounge waiting.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the Departure Gate 21 stairs to tarmac.
    • Photograph 2 shows the Departure Gate 26 stairs to tarmac.
    • Photograph 3 shows the Departure Gate 27 stairs to tarmac.

Lift (Departure Gates - 21, 26 and 27)

  • The external controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 200cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift controls are between 120cm - 140cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.