The history of Brussels Airport


The history of Brussels Airport starts in 1914 with the construction of an airship hangar.

Over a century later, Brussels Airport has developed into a state-of-the-art comfortable airport that connects the capital of Europe to more than 200 destinations around the world.


The early days at Haren

From airship hanger to the first passenger terminal.

From Haren to Melsbroek

The construction of a new aerodrome at Melsbroek with paved runways.

From Melsbroek to Zaventem

Getting ready for the 1958 World Expo in Brussels

Modernising Brussels Airport

From a new terminal in 1994 to the opening of Connector in 2015

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