Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY)

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Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY)
AddressBeirut, Lebanon
Telephone(01) 628 000.
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Eastern European Time: GMT/UTC +2 (GMT/UTC +3 from 29 March to 25 October 2014)
LocationBeirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is located 9km (6 miles) south of Beirut city centre.
Airport codeBEY
Driving directionsBeirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is directly served from central Beirut by the southbound airport highway known as Hafez El Asad.
Car rentalInternational car hire firms Avis, Budget, Hertz and National are represented at the airport, alongside several local operators.
Public transport and taxisBus: There is no official bus service directly to and from the airport; however some LCC (tel: (05) 810 510; www.lccworld.com) services stop at the airport roundabout, approximately 1km (0.6 miles) from the terminal.
Shuttle: Unofficial shared-ride minibuses, known as service taxis, operate to and from the airport to various city destinations upon request. These minibuses depart once they are full.
Taxi: Official airport taxis, recognisable by the airport logo on their sides, offer controlled price transfers to the city centre from outside Arrivals. Other taxis are available, but it is necessary to haggle with the drivers over the fare. The journey time into the city is approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Car parkingLong and short-term parking is currently available for 2,350 vehicles. Access from the terminal building to the car parks is via a pedestrian tunnel.
Information and help desksThere is a tourist information office in the arrivals hall.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: A bank offering foreign exchange and ATMs is available in Arrivals. A full-service bank is located in Departures. Card phones are available throughout the terminal; telephone cards can be purchased from automated machines.
Communications: Wi-Fi is available free of charge for 30 minutes per day.
Food: There are several restaurants and cafés located throughout Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. These sell both Lebanese and international fare and include a full-service restaurant in Arrivals and a Japanese seafood eatery in Departures.
Shopping: There is a large duty-free shopping area airside in Departures, offering a wide range of goods and gifts, from jewellery and electronics to food items and cigars. Two smaller outlets are available prior to the immigration area in Arrivals.
Luggage: Airport security desks provide lost luggage tracking services – passengers must first collect a paper slip verifying their loss from the Middle East Airline office in the arrival hall. Baggage wrapping services are available in the check-in area.
Other facilities: There are 24-hour first aid facilities within the airport. Christian and Muslim prayer rooms are located on level 2, in the main departures area.
Conference and business facilitiesPremium passengers can choose between three lounges on level 2. Meetings facilities are not available, however these are offered by many city hotels.
Disabled facilitiesBeirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is mostly accessible to those with disabilities, with ramps, lifts and specially adapted toilets and telephones. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
Airport hotelsThere are no hotels at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. All international standard accommodation is located towards the city centre. Many city hotels provide an airport shuttle service for their guests.
Full airport nameBeirut Rafic Hariri International Airport
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