Brussels Airport is an extraordinary place. But how extraordinary exactly and expressed in what? In the kilos of luggage handled? Or rather in the number of coffees served? Perfume sold? This World Statistics Day is the perfect opportunity to reveal some interesting numbers about the airport!
Today, these enthusiastic students came to lend a hand to the Brussels Airport staff on the occasion of the 12th YOUCA Action Day, an initiative initiated by YOUCA vzw. The wages they would have earned go to several charity projects. A big thank you to Joris, Aline, Hanne, Stefanie, Remissa, Melissa, Lotte, Marlien, Hanae and Megi!
We have a lot of water at the airport, in every form imaginable. On average, we collect some 5 Olympic swimming pools of rainwater every day! Did you know Brussels Airport has its own wastewater treatment plant?
Until Sunday, Els and Jonas from our Sustainable Development team give you an inside view into some airport environmental initiatives, via the @wearebrusselsairport Instagram. And the next Instagrammer that is going to take over the account? Shhhh… It is still a surprise!
The car parks at Brussels Airport are very busy. We expect this situation to continue until tomorrow evening.
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Our passenger of the day Nicolas is going abroad for a year. He just completed a master’s degree in bio-engineering at the UCL and is now on his way to New-Zealand. There he will combine work and vacation and go wherever his fancy takes him. Nicolas’s mom Catherine and his good friend Adrien have come to see him off. Have a nice journey, Nicolas!
With 7.5 million passengers, the third quarter of 2017 broke all records at Brussels Airport. The number of passengers exceeded the previous record by no less than 3.1%.
Very important visitor today! This morning we were most honoured to welcome His Majesty the King to Brussels Airport on an official visit. The tour started in the baggage sorting hall, nicknamed the cathedral. The visit then led to the former transit hall, a classic example of post-war modernism in Belgium, which is currently being renovated and ended in the Airport Operations Centre where all airport processes are monitored and coordinated.
More comfort, less boarding and deboarding time and improved waiting zones are just a few of the many advantages of the new, state-of-the-art passenger boarding bridges that are being installed.
Brussels Airport is investing over 52 million euros to equip its Pier B with new boarding bridges and offer greater comfort to passengers. This large-scale project is an important step towards meeting the future demands of its customers, passengers and airlines and preparing for future technological...
Industrial action on Tuesday 10 October - train and bus services may be severely disrupted until 10 pm this evening
"Who knows, in 20-30 years, I'll look back and say to myself: I contributed to the success, expansion and growth of this airport." Meet Maxime, Business Controller at Brussels Airport Company.
Visit the Helixir juice bars at Pier A or Pier B and discover three of their great tastes: the Strawberry Squeeze from the Classics family, the Mango Tango from the Pleasure family or the Green Attitude from the Green family.
Industrial action Tuesday 10 October: train & bus services to and from the airport are expected to be severely affected.
At this moment we are unable to assess what the impact on the operations at Brussels Airport will be, if any. We will keep you informed of any developments.
One of the leading public service unions has called for industrial action from Monday 9 October 10 pm to Tuesday 10 October 10 pm.
Random number of the day: at Brussels Airport, 830 screens (flight info displays or FIDS in airport lingo) provide you with flight info. More airport facts & figures on http://www.brusselsairportinnumbers.be
"Most people see an airport as an industrial zone, I see it as a village." Meet Ismael, Storekeeper at AD Handling.
Do you wonder what Brussels Airport could look like in the future? Will travel be different? What about e-commerce? And airport infrastructure? Read all about the Strategic Vision 2040 on http://www.brusselsairport2040.be
The Strategic Vision 2040 of Brussels Airport is a long-term vision about the development of the airport, based on social, demographic and economic evolutions in the world, and in aviation in particular.
Did you know... Bistrot in Pier B only serves dishes made with local produce? All ingredients come from small Belgian farmers and local producers. Bistrot even has its own craft beer: Bistrot Airport Beer, made by family brewery Dileweyns in the heart of Flanders.
The situation in the car parks at the airport is back to normal. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding a parking space.
The car parks at the airport are very busy. We expect this situation to continue through the day. Book your parking space in advance, have somebody drop you off at the free drop-off area or come to the airport by train, bus or taxi.
All latest info, updates and advice.
Several car parks at Brussels Airport are near saturation. Book your parking space in advance, have somebody drop you off at the free drop-off area or come to the airport by train, bus or taxi.
As several car parks at Brussels Airport are near saturation, passengers who do not have a confirmed parking reservation, are advised to leave for the airport half an hour earlier.
When there's no visual docking guidance system available, e.g. at remote aircraft stands away from the terminal, a marshaller leads the plane to its parking stand. Somewhat misleading, but the plane that's being marshalled here is not on the photo ;-). (Photo by Vitor Azevedo)