During the Easter holidays, Brussels Airport expects almost 1,1 million passengers at the airport. After the cautious restart of the number of bookings in this holiday period last year with 900.000 passengers, the Easter holiday this year is again a period in which people want to fully enjoy themselves and go on holiday. Sunny destinations, city trips within Europe, and further afield such as the United States and the Dominican Republic are very popular.
Nearly 1,1 million passengers will depart from or land at Brussels Airport between Friday 31 March and Sunday 16 April. That is almost 200.000 more than during the Easter holidays last year. Where there was still a cautious recovery after the corona pandemic, there is now plenty of travel again during this holiday period. Both Friday 31 March and Sunday 2 April are the busiest departure days of the first holiday weekend. This year is the first time that only students in Flemish education are free during the Easter holidays. In French-speaking education, the two-week holiday is not until May.
During the Easter holidays, travelers at Brussels Airport can choose from 160 direct destinations. Sun destinations such as Spain and the Canary Islands, Portugal, the Cape Verde Islands, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Malta and Cyprus are very popular, as are city trips within Europe. Intercontinental flights are mainly to the United States, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates.
The holiday starts at Brussels Airport
The spring and Easter atmosphere has recently been fully present at the airport, passengers will discover many colorful decorations and original selfie walls throughout the airport, and between 30 March and 10 April, Easter bunnies will be handing out Easter eggs in the Piers. New in the shopping offer in Pier A is the Magritte store with many original products linked to the work of one of the most famous Belgian artists, and Urban Therapy, where you will find many sustainable gift ideas. A quick purchase can be made in the automated store Quick n'Easy and you can refuel with vitamins at Guapa, with a wide range of fresh juices and smoothies.
Those coming to the airport by car are advised to reserve a parking space online in advance. In addition, the airport is also easily accessible by public transport and Flibco offers direct shuttle bus connections to Ghent, Bruges and Lille. On the website of Brussels Airport can check the best time to get to the airport for his/her specific flight, and it is also advisable to check the rules for hand luggage in advance for a smooth security check. Via the chatbot BRUce on the Brussels Airport website, people can receive flight notifications or ask all practical questions for a smooth and carefree journey, according to the Belgian airport.