Brussels Airport is one of the most important airports in Europe. In 2022 the airport welcomed almost 19 million passengers, compared to 26.4 million passengers in 2019. The airport also has an important cargo activity with 776,000 tonnes of cargo transported in 2022. Brussels Airport caters for the specific needs of business travellers and holidaymakers alike, on intra-European as well as long haul flights. In 2023, it connects Belgium directly with 200 destinations worldwide, offered by 70 airlines.
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.
Brussels Airport is project leader of Stargate, a programme within the EU Green Deal, and works together with a consortium of 21 partners to develop innovations and initiatives for an accelerated transition to a greener aviation by 2026, focused on three main areas: a further decarbonisation, improving the quality of the local environment and promoting a modal shift.
Brussels Airport is the second most important economic growth pole in Belgium, good for 24,000 direct and 40,000 indirect jobs and is operated by Brussels Airport Company. Its shareholders are the Belgian State (25%) and a consortium of private investors (75%). Follow Brussels Airport on Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram and Facebook.