Brussels Airport, commonly referred to as Brussels International Airport (BRU), is Belgium’s largest international airport and the 24th busiest airport in Europe. Situated in Zaventem, the airport is nearly 7 miles away from the capital city of Belgium. The airport saw almost 19 million passengers pass through its gates.
During the initial years of the airport, the Brussels Airport served as a German airfield. A few years later, the airport was renovated and the runways expanded. It did not take much longer for the authorities to set up a railway line connecting downtown Brisbane to the airport. Then boom in Belgian commercial aviation brought about marked changes and even the demise of national airlines Sabena in 2001 could not stop this airport from expanding into a bigger facility. Now it stands as one of Belgium’s great landmarks- the international gateway that almost all popular destinations in Europe have.
Airlines and Destinations
Almost every big European city is present on its route network. Brussels Airlines, which is headquartered here, takes passengers around to more than 40 destinations in and around Europe. From Athens to Madrid, Belgrade to Milan, Birmingham to Chicago, all the leading airports of the world are well connected, thanks to round-the-clock flights that operate out of to Brussels Airport.
Terminal and Infrastructure
The airport caters for locals and passengers alike with a lovely choice of shopping centres and duty free shopping items. The Brussels Airport mainly receives its flights from popular European airports and a few airports from Asia and America but handles a good amount of traffic from other parts of the world too.
The airport uses a single terminal, which means that everything is available under one roof here. With the terminal split into different levels, passengers have access to of the railway station on level ‘-1’, taxis and buses at level ‘0’, and arrivals and departures of flights on level ‘2’ and level ‘3’ respectively. Navigating through different levels of the terminal is quite easy and the staffs here are friendly and willing to help.
The Brussels Airport is synonymous with high quality of service, and the awards that it bagged stand testimony to this fact. No wonder this airport with a wide range of facilities and a spotlessly clean setting is a pleasure to use.