Brussels South Charleroi Airport Departures

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About About Brussels South Charleroi International Airport departures

Brussels South Charleroi Airport is located in Charleroi and has 1 runway, which is 8366 feet (2550 meters) long for all Charleroi departures. The airport is 614 feet (187 m) above sea level. The time zone is UTC + 1 (DST + 2) time zone.

Address: Rue des Frères Wright 8, 6041 Charleroi, Belgium
Telephone: +32 902 02 490
Serves: Charleroi, Brussels-Capital Region

Airport Codes

  • The International Air Transport Association (IATA): CRL
  • The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO): EBCI
History of Charleroi Airport

The airport is located in Gosselies which is located in Charleroi. The city center is 4 miles / 7 km away. The very first Brussels South departures were already there in 1919. During the WW II it was used for the allied air forces. After that it remained for aeronautical constructions. It was not until the 70s that a national airline called Sabena was introduced with a route to the Netherlands and abroad. The Charleroi flight departures went to Liege and London but due to lack of popularity this soon stopped. The airport continued to be used for pleasure and private CRL airport departures. In the 90s there was real growth mainly due to the Charleroi airport departures of the airline Ryanair. There were flights to Liverpool and London-Stansted. This was followed by more low-cost airlines such as Wizz Air, Air Polonia, Jet4you, TUI fly, Jetairfly with flights to Poland (Warsaw and Katowice), Casablanca and more. These days also Air Belgium and  Pegasus Airlines offer flights to various destinations like (SAW) Istanbul, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre. Due to a new terminal that was opened in 2008, the numbers of Charleroi departures increased again, resulting in 5 million passengers in the year later. A second terminal in 2017 allowed for further growth with a total capacity of 10 million passengers. In 2019 there were just over 8 million and due to the corona crisis this is unfortunately a lot less. The low numbers of Brussels South departures resulted in only 2.6 million passengers in 2020 and in 2021 there will also not be flying at full capacity.

Charleroi Airport flight routes

Other destinations not mentioned before for which many Charleroi flight departures are: Budapest Airport, Bergamo Airport, Bucharest Airport, Madrid Airport, Copenhagen Airport and Alicante, Barcelona, Bologna, Edinburgh, Faro, Gran Canaria, Lisbon, Malaga, Malta, Manchester, Marrakesh, Naples, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Prague, Rome-Ciampino, Santander, Seville, Stockholm-Arlanda, Valencia, Vienna, Rhodes, Heraklion, Glasgow, Chania, Corfu and many more.