Brussels Airport Departures

BRU Departures today

Airport Codes

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) refers to the airport code BRU. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) uses EBBR.

Discover Brussels International airport departures

Brussels Airport, located near Brussels in Zaventem has 3 runways for Brussels departures, of which the longest is 11936 feet (3638 meters) long. Zaventem Airport is 184 feet (56 m) above sea level. National / Zaventem Airport, Brussels, Belgium, is located in the UTC + 1 (DST + 2) time zone.

The airport transports millions of passengers every year. More than 200 companies use the airport resulting in thousands of jobs. Brussels Airlines and TUI Fly Belgium offer most Zaventem departures. The first Zaventem airport departures were during the Second World War when it served as a reserve airport for Steenokkerzeel. Two of the three current runways are from that time. In the years after the war, a new terminal was built and various extensions and improvements were made to the building and the runways. Over the years, the airport grew more and more and the flights increased.

Passengers statistics

There was a great rapid growth of passengers from 1990 to 2000. From 8 to almost 22 million passengers per year. The amount of Brussels Zaventem departures dropped quickly after the national airline Sabena went bankrupt. However, since 2002 there has been ups and downs again with a record of more than 26 million passengers in 2019 with 234,000 aircraft operations. Unfortunately, this could not be continued due to the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

Routes from Brussels Airport

The busiest routes are within Europe. Most Bruxelles airport departures go to Spain (Madrid Airport and Barcelona El Prat Airport) with over a million passengers per year. The destinations Lisbon, Rome Fiumicino, London Heathrow Airport, Milan Malpensa+Linate, Geneva, Malaga, Frankfurt and Berlin Brandenburg complete the top 10. Looking at the international BRU airport departures most flights by far go to New York Newark and JFK together. Other major destinations with many flights are Bangkok, Chicago, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Casablanca, Montreal, Dubai, Washington IAD and Tel Aviv in Israel.

Zaventem Airport Airlines

In addition to TUI and Brussels Airlines, you can choose many other airlines to fly to many destinations. For example, choose Brussels flight departures with the carriers Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, Air Canada, Air Europa, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, Blue Air, British Airways, Corendon Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Easyjet, El Al, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Eurowings , Hainan Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways, Vueling, United Airlines and Turkish Airlines.