About Brussels Airport

  • Handling 26,4 million passengers
  • Served by 74 different airlines
  • Handling 667,220 tonnes of freight

Brussels Airport is one of the most important airports in Europe, with an annual pre-Covid passenger total of 26.4 million passengers (2019), and in 2021 9.4 million passengers and 843,000 tonnes of cargo transport. Brussels Airport caters for the specific needs of business travellers and holidaymakers alike, on intra-European as well as long haul flights. In 2022, it offers direct connections to more than 200 destinations.  

Customer friendliness, the best passenger experience and Belgian hospitality are key. The airport also offers a leading cargo platform, specialised in the transport of pharmaceutical products, perishable goods, e-commerce and live animals. Brussels Airport is the most important pharmaceutical hub in Europe with the largest surface of temperature-controlled warehouses, thus supporting the global fight against Covid-19. 

Brussels Airport is the second most important economic growth pool in Belgium, good for 24,000 direct and 40,000 indirect jobs (Labour Market Study, HIVA-University of Leuven, 2019) and is operated by Brussels Airport Company. Its shareholders are the Belgian State (25%) and a consortium of private investors (75%).

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