The most significant international airport in Belgium, the Brussels Airport – Zaventem is the operational HQ of the airline Brussels Airlines and offers easy transfers to other Belgian cities too. The busiest airport in the country, it owes its name due to its location in Zaventem, in the outskirts of the capital. Serving 23 million passengers annually, Brussels Airport has been titled as the best airport in Europe multiple times. The airport is well-connected with the city centre and other neighboring regions. Hosting more than 250 airline companies, it handles more than 234,460 aircraft movements annually.
The single terminal is divided in two Concourses. Concourse A handles both Schengen flights and non-Schengen flights whereas Concourse B is used only for non-Schengen flights.
In the arrivals area, an airport information desk is available to solve all the queries of the travelers and it is open from 6 am to 10 pm on weekdays and till 9 pm on weekends. Money facilities including banking, currency exchange and ATMs are readily available in the terminal building. Left-luggage lockers are located in the shopping area of Pier A and the ground floor of the terminal. The services of porters are available for a small fee if booked at least two days in advance.
There is a huge area in the airport designated just for extensive shopping. Located at Concourse A and Concourse B, a vast variety of shops selling tobacco, alcohol, sunglasses, accessories, chocolates, perfumes and leather goods welcome the passengers. All goods, except for alcohol and tobacco, can be purchased as duty free goods if you’re travelling within the EU but if you are leaving the EU, all goods can be purchased at duty free prices.
The airport also acts as an intermodal hub which aligns all transport modes, thereby increasing accessibility and attracting foreign companies as a consequence. To maintain this business-like atmosphere, excellent conference and business facilities are available at the airport. Housing ten meeting rooms, the Regus Skyport Meeting Centre offers secretarial services, catering and internet connection.
Extremely conscious of its Carbon footprint, the airport aims to maintain a careful balance between economic growth and a controlled impact on our surroundings. The presence of their own water purification station, solar panel parks, noise abatement efforts and biodiversity initiatives showcase the dedication of Brussels Airport towards the environment.
Considered the second most important growth pool in the country, Brussels Airport – Zaventem employs 60,000 people directly and indirectly, by virtue of both its commercial flights and leading international cargo operations.