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About Brussels Airport

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Brussels Airport is an international airport located in Brussels, Belgium. It's the busiest airport in Belgium and the main airport used for entering and departing from the country. Brussels Airport facilitates a mix of domestic flights around Belgium and international flights to countries within Europe, North America, Central America, Africa and Asia.

Brussels Airport is a hub for both Brussels Airlines and TUI fly Belgium.

The airport's origins date back to the 1940s when the first runways were built on the airspace. Since then, the airport has undergone a number of renovations, with the most notable updates being new terminal buildings built in 1948 and 1994. 

What is the airport code for Brussels Airport?

The airport code for Brussels Airport is BRU.

Airport Location

Brussels Airport is located in Zaventem, Belgium, which is located just northeast of Brussels. It's between a 20–50-minute drive to the airport from the city centre, depending on the time of day that you're travelling.

Facilities

San Antonio Airport Flight Monitors

Facilities Include:

  • WIFI
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Passenger assistance
  • Medical facilities
  • Airport lounges
  • Lost & found
  • Currency exchange
  • ATMs
  • Luggage wrapping
  • Parking facilities
  • Car rental

Lounges by terminal:

Diamond Lounge

  • Free snacks
  • Free bar
  • WIFI
  • Internet terminals
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV screens
  • Flight monitors

*Only available for passengers travelling on flights in the Schengen area*

 

The Loft by Brussels Airlines and Lounge by Lexus

Located at Terminal A.

  • Free premium food
  • Free bar
  • WIFI
  • Internet terminals
  • Flight monitors
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV screens

 

Brussels Airlines Sunrise Lounge

Located at Terminal A/T.

  • Free premium food
  • Free bar
  • Paid WIFI
  • Internet terminals
  • Flight monitors
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV screens
  • Children's area

 

Diamond Lounge

Located at Terminal B.

  • Free snacks
  • Free bar
  • WIFI
  • Showers
  • Flight monitors
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV screens

*Only available for passengers travelling on flights in the non-Schengen area*

 

British Airways Galleries Club Lounge

Located at Terminal B.

  • Free snacks
  • Free bar
  • WIFI
  • Internet terminals
  • Flight monitors
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV screens

 

The Suite by Brussels Airlines

Located at Terminal B.

  • Free snacks
  • Free bar
  • WIFI
  • Internet terminals
  • Flight monitors
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV screens

 

Runways

Runway general

The airport has three different runways, all of which are used for commercial flights.

The airport's preferred runways are 07R/25L (3,211 m in length) and 07L/25R (3,638 m in length), with its third runway, 01/19 (2,987 m in length), being used less frequently. 

Terminals

Brussels Airport has one terminal building, which consists of multiple floors and has two piers connected to it — Pier A and Pier B.

The terminal has a station on its lowest floor (-1) and the ground floor (0) has the main exit/entrance to the airport. Arrivals are on the second floor (2) and departures are on the third floor (3).

Pier A

Pier A is the newer of the two Piers at the airport. The Pier was originally built with the intention to facilitate only Schengen flights, however, since 2008 airlines have flown to Pier A from non-Schengen countries as well.

Pier B

Pier B is exclusively used for flights outside of the Schengen area, however, there are also some non-Schengen flights facilitated at Pier A. 

 

Airlines that fly to Brussels Airport

There are currently no airlines based out of San Antonio International Airport. Here's a list of all the airlines that currently fly to/from the airport.

AIRLINE COUNTRY FROM
Adria Airways Ljubjana
Aegean Airlines Greece
Aer Lingus Ireland
Aeroflot Russia
Air Algérie USA
Air Arabia Maroc Morocco
airBaltic Latvia
Air Canada Canada
Air Europa Spain
Air Malta Malta
Air Serbia Serbia
Alitalia Italy
All Nippon Airways Japan
Austrian Airlines Austria
Blue Air Romania
British Airways UK
Brussels Airlines Belgium
Bulgaria Air Bulgaria
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
Corendon Airlines Turkey
Croatia Airlines Croatia
Czech Airlines Czech Republic
Delta Air Lines USA
easyJet UK
easyJet Switzerland Switzerland
EgyptAir Egypt
El Al Israel Airlines Israel
Emirates UAE
Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopia
Etihad Airways UAE
Eurowings Germany
Finnair Finland
Georgian Airways Georgia
Hainan Airlines China
HOP! France
Iberia Spain
Icelandair Iceland
KLM Netherlands
Loganair UK
LOT Polish Airlines Poland
Lufthansa Germany
Middle East Airlines Lebanon
Onur Air Turkey
Qatar Airways Qatar
Qeshm Air Iran
Royal Air Maroc Morocco
Rwandair Rwanda
Ryanair UK
Scandinavian Airlines Denmark, Norway, Sweden
SunExpress Turkey
SWISS Switzerland
TAP Air Portugal Portugal
TAROM Romania
Thai Airways Thailand
TUI fly Belgium Belgium
Tunisair Tunisia
Turkish Airlines Turkey
Ukraine International Airlines Ukraine
United Airlines USA
Vueling Spain

Top Destinations

Top European Routes

2018
Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 New York–JFK & Newark Liberty, US 472,960 Air Europa, Iberia
2 Barcelona–El Prat, Spain 940,782 Brussels Airlines, Ryanair, Vueling
3 Lisbon, Portugal 733,920 Brussels Airlines, Ryanair, TAP Air Portugal
4 Rome–Fiumicino, Italy 720,067 Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Ryanair
5 London–Heathrow, UK 688,333 British Airways, Brussels Airlines

Top Intercontinental Routes

2018
Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 New York JFK & Newark Liberty, US 472,960 Air Europa, Iberia
2 Barcelona–El Prat, Spain 940,782 Brussels Airlines, Ryanair, Vueling
3 Lisbon, Portugal 733,920 Brussels Airlines, Ryanair, TAP Air Portugal
4 Rome–Fiumicino, Italy 720,067 Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Ryanair
5 London–Heathrow, UK 688,333 British Airways, Brussels Airlines

How to get to Brussels Airport

 

By driving

There are car rental and parking facilities available at the airport. 

Travelling by car from the centre, you must take the Reu Belliard, through the tunnel and onto the E40. From there, off the Sint-Stevens-Woluwe interchange, follow the signs for the airport.

By bus

The Airport Line bus route 12 runs from Brussels City centre to the airport Monday–Friday, where Airport Line bus route 21 runs from Brussels city centre to the airport on Saturdays and on holidays.

De Lijn bus companies provide services to the airport from Brussels North train station on lines 272 and 471, from NATO on lines 272, 471 and 620 and from Roodebeek metro station on lines 359 and 659.

By train

The Brussels Airport Express train connects the airport with Brussels Midi, Brussels-Central and Brussels north stations and takes around 20 minutes. 

By taxi

There are many taxi companies in Brussels that will take you from the city centre to the airport. These can be preordered online or by phone. There are also many taxi apps that you can use, such as Uber, ecab and Collecto.