Brussels Airport offers 135 direct destinations during the winter season. Besides the typical winter sports destinations, there are also several additional routes, including to Egypt. Moreover, the airport welcomed two new airlines. The terminal is decorated in the Belgian Treasures theme, putting Belgian specialties, from Magritte and the Smurfs to Belgian delicacies, under the spotlight.
At Brussels Airport This Winter, 54 Airlines offer 135 Destinations
Fifty-four airlines offer 135 destinations from Brussels Airport during this year’s winter season. In addition, two new airlines will start operations at Brussels Airport this winter. Royal Jordanian offers three flights a week to Amman. Flynas will fly to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia for the first time in December, with three weekly flights.
The intercontinental network is further enhanced with higher frequencies. Qatar Airways expanded its frequency to Doha from seven to ten times weekly. Etihad Airways increased the number of flights to Abu Dhabi from five to seven times weekly. Brussels Airlines will again increase its flight frequency to West Africa this winter. Hainan Airlines continues the flights launched this summer to Shenzhen.
TUI fly has already greatly increased the number of destinations and flights in North Africa this summer. It will again add Algiers and Tunis this winter. This means that TUI offers no less than ten destinations in Morocco, five in Algeria, and three in Tunisia. Winter sports enthusiasts will also have plenty of choice from December onwards, with flights to Innsbruck and Salzburg in Austria and Kittila and Kuusamo in Finland.
For those looking for a bit of sun in winter, there is a growing offer to Egypt, with five destinations: Cairo, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Luxor, and the Cape Verde Islands. Banjul in Gambia is also a popular winter destination, as are the usual sunnier destinations, including the Canary Islands, with a choice of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote. TUI fly also flies to the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Mexico this winter.
Other airlines that will increase the number of flights significantly this winter are Transavia, Swiss, SAS, Vueling, SunExpress, and Brussels Airlines.
Autumn holidays start with the spotlight on our Belgian Treasures
The first weekend of the autumn mid-term break went smoothly for French-speaking schools. However, this Friday, October 27th, will be the busiest day as the holiday begins for Dutch-speaking schools. Throughout the entire holiday period, from October 20th to November 5th, Brussels Airport expects nearly 1.1 million passengers.
To welcome passengers at the start of the winter season, the terminal at Brussels Airport has been decorated with a Belgian Treasures theme. This theme showcases Belgian specialties and ambassadors, including famous figures like Magritte and the Smurfs, as well as delicious treats such as Belgian beers, waffles, fries, and chocolates. The specialist Belgian shops, Magritte and Urban Therapy, will also highlight their products.
To ensure a smooth travel experience, Brussels Airport advises passengers to arrive well in advance. For Schengen flights, it is recommended to arrive two hours before departure, and for non-Schengen flights, three hours before departure. It is also advisable to plan your transportation method ahead of time, whether it’s by train, bus, car, taxi, or car-sharing. If you’re arriving by car, reserving a parking space in advance is also a good idea. Additionally, you can register on the Brussels Airport website to receive flight updates via WhatsApp or Messenger from BRUce, the virtual assistant, through the “Follow Your Flight” function.