As the summer vacation season approaches, Brussels Airport anticipates more than 4.7 million travelers from all over the world arriving in the next two months.
The Airport is gearing up for a busy summer with 180 destinations. At the same time, Brussels Airport, with 58 airlines, is prepared to offer a diverse selection of destinations.
According to the Airport, the ever-popular traditional destinations like as Spain and the Canary Islands, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Tunisia, the Cape Verde Islands, and Egypt are among the top summer holiday destinations this season.
Brussels Airports stated that all partners have joined forces to ensure readiness for the influx as well as to provide a great airport experience for all travellers.
Additionally, BRUce, the virtual personal assistant for travellers, will be conveniently accessible to deliver flight updates and assist passengers in prepare for their travels, making everyone’s travel experience more delightful.
According to Brussels Airport, on the last Friday of June, numerous travelers went through the airport on their way to new places. The first day of the holiday also witnessed a large number of passengers – approximately 80,000.
On Saturday and Sunday last weekend, the Airport received around 71,000 and 77,000 passengers, respectively.
Furthermore, the Airport predicted a second busy weekend of departures on July 7th, 8th, and 9th. During this time, Brussels Airport anticipates 231,000 passengers traveling through its gates.
In terms of the full summer vacation, Brussels Airport is expecting approximately 4.7 million passengers, a 15% rise over the statistics registered in 2022i. This increase in passenger numbers reflects a greater willingness to travel while also indicating a recovery for the aviation industry.
To prepare for the large increase in passenger traffic, Brussels Airport’s partners have worked together to ensure effective passenger flow management.
The Airport claims that their efforts have resulted in the installation of numerous steps to optimize operations. One major move is the expansion of border control capability in the Connector area.
Furthermore, three new automated border control gates have been built to aid smoother border control processes, increasing the total to 12. These computerized gates operate alongside the Federal Police’s manned border control kiosks. All travelers with an EU passport, as well as British nationals traveling outside the Schengen Area, can utilize the ABC-gates.