Brussels International Airport
The airport was built during World War II by Nazi occupation forces. There is an urban legend that argues that the airport in Zaventem was chosen by the Germans after consulting the settlers regarding the place where it was built - the Belgians proposed the current location because it is an area that is usually covered with fog. After the occupation, the Belgian Navy took control of the airport. When the old civil airport in Harem became too small, it was decided to use the land in Zaventem for the new international airport. In 1948, the building of the new Terminal was built to replace the old wooden building.
Approximately 260 companies operate at the airport, which together employ 20,000 people directly. In 2005, the airport was awarded the "Best airport in Europe" by ACI / IATA, according to a survey conducted among 100,000 passengers around the world.
Charleroi Brussels South Airport
Charleroi Brussels South Airport or Charleroi Airport is located in Charleroi 46 km south of the center of Brussels (Belgium). Despite its name, the airport is not in the city of Brussels but rather far from it. Their flights are mainly from the Ryanair and Wizzair companies.
On January 29, 2008 a new terminal was inaugurated, leaving the old one for cargo flights. The first aeronautical activities in Gosselies are located around 1919 as a flight school and aeronautical maintenance activities the following year. British aircraft manufacturer Fairey Aviation established a subsidiary, Avions Fairey, there (then known as Mont des Bergers) in 1931. During World War II, the site was used as an Advanced Landing Site (A-87) for Allied air forces, from September 14, 1944 until August 10, 1945. The Gosselies airfield became a public airfield after World War II, but the main activities of the site remained aeronautical constructions.
Liege Airport, also called Liège-Bierset, is an important cargo airport in Belgium. At the end of 2007 it was the eighth largest cargo airport in Europe and the thirty-eighth largest cargo airport in the world. Liège is located in the central area of the golden triangle made up of the cities of Paris - Amsterdam - Frankfurt am Main that handle 66% of the European cargo, or 75% when we include the city of London. The airport is located northwest of the city of Liege, east of Belgium. Its main use is for cargo operations but it also serves 23 passenger destinations (mainly charters). The airport is also a frequent landing point to refill fuel depots on the routes between New York and the Middle East of Kalitta Air (including the Newark - Baghdad route to carry US mail).
The Ostend-Bruges International Airport (commonly: Ostende Airport) is located in Ostende, Belgium, near the coast and about 25 km from the city center of Bruges. Although it is very focused on air cargo services, the number of passenger flights is increasing, mainly charters and vacation flights organized by tour operators. It is also frequent to see private business flights. During the Second World War, the German occupation forces located the Ostend-Stene flight camp on the grounds of the Middelkerke municipality, five kilometers southwest of Ostende. He played an important role in the air battle with England. After World War II the Raversijde-Middelkerke airport was transformed into an international airport by the Department of Airlines in charge of the airport at that time. In 1992 the Flemish regional airport was transferred to the Flemish Community.
Antwerp Airport is a small airport near the city center, mainly used by TUI fly Belgium. Air Antwerp offers flights to London City Airport. The Flemish region, also known as Flanders, is the owner of Antwerp Airport. The operation of the airport is in charge of the French group Egis Group. The airport is located on the outskirts of the city, southeast of the city center. By car you can easily go to Antwerp Airport. To do this you must take exit 3 Borgerhout of the road ring (R1) and then follow the streets Binnensingel (R10), Borsbeekbrug (next to the Antwerpen Berchem train station) and Diksmuidelaan. Keep in mind that during rush hours there may be traffic jams or some traffic on the ring road.