Airports in Belgium

Belgium is a small, densely populated country in western Europe, bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and the North Sea. It has few major international airports which connect the country with the rest of the world. Check out our list and decide which one is the most convenient for you.

Brussels Airport – IATA code BRU – (~ 23.4 Mio. passengers)

Brussels or Zaventem Airport is an international airport situated 12km northeast of Belgium’s capital in Zaventem. According to last year’s statistics, it is Europe’s 21st busiest airport. It serves as a home base for Brussels Airlines, TUIfly Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium. The busiest routes from the airport are European and intercontinental as well, especially New York which is between the top ten busiest international routes. It hosts more than 250 carriers and does more than 238,000 aircraft movements annually. The transfer to and from the airport is quite simple: there are national and international trains running to many  major cities in the Netherlands like Rotterdam, The Hague or Amsterdam located at the train station situated at level -1. Another options are intercity buses or a shuttle bus located at level 0. Apart from all parts of Brussels, from there you can reach other cities in Belgium like Mechelen, Leuven, Vilvoorde, Jette, Merchtem, Brussels Expo, Haacht, Diegem, Roodebeek and Groenendaal.

Brussels South Airport – IATA code CRL – (~ 7 Mio. passengers)

Brussels South Airport is also called Charleroi or Gosselies Airport and it is located in Gosselies, 46km south of Brussels. It features flights to many metropolitan destinations by Ryanair, Air Corsica, Belavia, Pegasus Airlines, Wizz Air and TUIfly Belgium. This airport is also easily accessible by train or by shuttle bus. The road system is highly developed and advanced so it’s not a problem to reach the airport for the upcoming foreign passengers as well. One of the most popular routes is Brussels – Amsterdam. You can also visit gorgeous places nearby like Bruges, Namur or Ghent.

Liege Airport – IATA code LGG – (~ 0.3 Mio. passengers)

Previously known as Liege-Berset, Liege Airport is an international airport located 10km west of city centre. It is mainly used for air freight. In 2015 it was Europe’s 8th busiest cargo airport and 22nd in the world.

Ostend Airport – IATA code OST – (~ 0.2 Mio. passengers)

Ostend-Bruges Airport, generally known as Ostend Airport is located 5km southwest of city centre. Air freight is general purpose of the airport, however, in the last years the number of passengers and commercial flights has been increasing.

Antwerp Airport – IATA code ANR – (~ 0.2 Mio. passengers)

Antwerp Airport is a small international airport serving the city of Antwerp, the second most populous city of Belgium, and its surrounding area. It serves as a primary hub for CityJet.

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