Brussels Airport
Brussels Airport

Airport Brussels (Brussels Airport). Official site.


Brussels International Airport is the largest air haven in Belgium, located at 12 kilometers from the capital, and annually serves more than 24 million passengers. Included in the rating of 25 Europe's largest international airports.


History of Brussels International Airport


In 1940, when German invasion of Belgium began, German forces began building an airfield capable of receiving and servicing warplanes used to attack European cities and countries. The original project envisaged the creation of three runways, which allowed receiving and sending military aircraft without interruption, and also regardless of the current meteorological conditions.



After the end of the Second World War, it was decided to create a civil air harbor at the existing airfield. In connection with this, in 1948 a new terminal building was built, the runways were enlarged in length, and the first civilian flights began to be made, and the airport was actively used not only for transportation of goods and postal items, but also for passenger transportation .

In 1956, the Belgian authorities decided to build a new runway on the territory of the Brussels International Airport, which ensured the maximum efficiency of the operation of the air harbor.

Between 60 and 90, the International Airport Brussels was actively developing, in particular, the route network of the air harbor was significantly increased, the volume of served passengers exceeded the mark of 1 million people.

In 2005, Brussels International Airport was recognized as the best air haven in Europe, while the volume of passengers served has already exceeded the mark of 16,1 million people.

In 2017, the airport served 24,7 million passengers, and by 2020 this figure is expected to increase to 30 million.


Runways of the International Airport Brussels



Brussels International Airport can accept civil aircraft of all types and classes, facilitated by the presence of three runways:

  • Asphalt runway, the length of 2987 meters;
  • Asphalt runway, the length of 3211 meters;
  • Asphalt runway, the length of 3638 meters.


Among other things, there are helipads on the territory of the air harbor, which makes it possible to receive and service helicopters of all types and classes.


Infrastructure of Brussels International Airport




Brussels International Airport has a well-developed infrastructure, which is primarily due to the dynamic development of the air harbor and interest from investors. On the territory of the Brussels International Airport passengers can find:

  • Banks, ATMs, payment terminals, currency exchange offices;
  • Cafes, restaurants and other places of public catering;
  • retail stores;
  • Shopping centers;
  • Shops souvenir products;
  • Duty free shops;
  • Conference hall;
  • VIP service hall;
  • Pharmacies;
  • Room mother and child;
  • Place for packing and storing luggage;
  • Parking vehicles;
  • Parking of public transport.
  • Ticket offices and representative offices of airlines.


How to get to Brussels airport?



Brussels International Airport is located only 12 kilometers from the Belgian capital, which means that there are no problems with transport accessibility, in particular, passengers can use not only taxi services, but also to get to the air harbor by public transport (buses).


Basic data of Brussels airport:

  • Airport Country: Belgium.
  • The international main airport in Belgium.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 2 / + 1.
  • Latitude geographical 50.9, 4.48 geographical longitude.
  • The geographical location of the airport: on 11 kilometers towards the northeast of the city of Brussels.
  • The number of airport terminals: 1.
  • IATA airport code: BRU.
  • ICAO airport code: EBBR.


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