With the start of the Easter holiday exodus, Brussels Airport expects the terminal to be very crowded the next few days. Traditionally the first weekend of the Easter holidays is very busy, but an increasing number of passengers choose to depart on the Friday and even Thursday preceding the start of the actual holidays.
The number of departing passengers for the next few days is as *:
Wednesday 27 March: 26,000
Thursday 28 March: 28,000
Friday 29 March: 31,500
Saturday 30 March: 26,500
Sunday 31 March: 27,500
Monday 1 April: 27,000
Tuesday 2 April: 28,000
*The number of arriving passengers is usually comparable to the number of departing passengers.
Especially on the busiest days passengers are advised to follow the EU-recommendations: arrive at check-in three hours in advance of your departure time for intercontinental flights, two hours in advance for intra-European flights.
To avoid having to queue at the check-in desks, consider checking in online (most airlines offer an online check-in service) or use one of the many self check-in machines in the departures hall.
Brussels Airport and Brussels Airlines are currently testing an automated self-service baggage drop-off system which allows passengers to check in their baggage themselves. Please see the separate press release for more details.