Brussels Airport is one of the most important airports in Europe, with pre-covid 26.4 million passengers annually (2019), and 9.4 million passengers and 843,000 tons of freight in 2021.
Brussels Airport meets the specific needs of business and leisure travelers for both domestic and long-haul traffic, and will offer more than 200 directly accessible destinations by 2022.
Customer-friendliness, the best passenger experience and Belgian hospitality are central to this. The airport also offers a premier cargo platform, specializing in the transportation of pharmaceuticals, perishables, e-commerce and live animals. Brussels Airport is the most important pharmaceutical hub in Europe with the largest surface area of temperature-controlled warehouses, thus supporting the global fight against Covid-19.
Brussels Airport is the second most important economic growth center in Belgium, accounting for 24,000 direct and 40,000 indirect jobs (Labour Market Study HIVA-KULeuven, 2019) and is operated by Brussels Airport Company. The shareholders are the Belgian State (25%) and a consortium of private investors (75%).