In July and August, Brussels Airport should accommodate a total of more than 4.7 million passengers who will fly to the 180 destinations scheduled for this summer.
The airport in the Belgian capital Brussels is expected to experience a busy weekend of departures on July 7, 8 and 9 when a total of 231,000 passengers will pass through the gates. During these two months of summer vacation 2023, Brussels Airport should welcome more than 4.7 million passengers, i.e. 15% more than in 2022.
No less than 180 destinations will be served directly this summer from Brussels Airport by 58 airlines. The most popular remain the usual classic summer destinations such as Spain and the Canary Islands, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Tunisia, the Cape Verde Islands and Egypt . Added to this list are the new destinations for the summer season, namely Shenzhen, Seville, Billund, Monastir, Oran, Bejaia, Constantine, Tlemcen and Toronto (from August 1).
To cope with this heavy influx, all Brussels Airport partners have been working together for months to organize and streamline passenger flows. This is why several measures have been put in place. Thus, border control capacity has been expanded since three new electronic gates have been installed in the Connector for passengers with European passports departing on non-Schengen flights, but also recently for British nationals. This brings to 12 the number of electronic gates for passport control, supplemented by boxes occupied by Federal Police officers. Something to streamline checks as the holidays approach.
Additional staff has been provided, in particular to inform and guide passengers in the terminal. And signage has also been added in certain places, such as screening, to prepare and facilitate the various operations and give advice to passengers.
This summer, BRUce, the virtual personal assistant, will be present alongside passengers to provide them with all the latest information on their flight and help them prepare as best they can to take off. And since holidays also mean relaxation and pleasure and should begin upon arrival at Brussels Airport, the airport has planned summer decorations throughout the terminal, including palm trees and deckchairs.