The magic of the end of year festivities has arrived at Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport - General

850,000 passengers will be travelling to the sun or the snow during the holidays 

For several weeks now, Brussels Airport has been adorned with a thousand lights creating a magical end of year atmosphere. This way, the more than 850,000 passengers expected during the Christmas break are welcomed with warmth and cosiness. Sun or snow, a city-trip or longer holiday, in Europe or further, passengers can choose from no less than 135 destinations in all corners of the world. 

‘Brussels Airport – Where dreams start’ - is the slogan of Brussels Airport’s end of year campaign. Because it is at Brussels Airport where dreams, big or small, will start to unfold and are realised! This year, the airport has again pulled out all the stops to create a magical atmosphere outside and in the terminal. And the magic starts as soon as you arrive. Thousands of lights sparkle, next to dozens of Christmas trees and typical Christmas decorations such as the magical sled of Santa Claus, an XXL armchair or the beautiful giant Christmas bauble that illuminates the area in front of the departures hall. And there is more as passengers can also take part in many different actions. For example, they can send a postcard to their loved ones or take an original photo in front of one of the lovely snowy sceneries, which will then be printed and put in a snow globe.  

To set the mood, DJs, selected via a contest organised a few weeks ago, will take turns at the turntables at the Après Sky DJ Booth at the beginning of Pier A between December 22 and January 4. Santa Claus and his little Elves will also be waiting after the security check to delight the children. Finally, last but not least, passengers will be able to contribute to a good cause by buying one of the special red Christmas baubles. All profits from these sales will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation which realizes the dreams of sick children.  

Discover the magic in our end of year video

Travelling during the Christmas break: to the sea or to snowy landscapes? 

The Christmas break will again be buzzing and busy in terms of passenger numbers. More than 850,000 passengers are expected at Brussels Airport, between Friday 22 December and Sunday 7 January, an increase of 3% compared to 2022. Friday December 22 will be the busiest day of the holidays with nearly 60,000 passengers in total, of which just over 32,000 departing passengers.  

There is an extensive offer with 135 destinations around the world including a few new destinations such as Amman (Royal Jordanian) and Jeddah (Flynas). More capacity is also foreseen towards Doha (Qatar Airways), Abu Dhabi (Etihad Airways), as well as to Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria (TUI fly). 

With destinations such as Egypt, Cape Verde Islands, Gambia, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Mexico, those in need of sunshine can count on a wide range of options. And for those who prefer snow, flights are offered to Innsbruck and Salzburg in Austria and Kittila and Kuusamo in Finland.  

Brussels Airport is looking forward to welcoming all those passengers in this festive and magical atmosphere!