Since the restart of non-essential travels within Europe on the 15th of June and as more countries reopened their borders, Brussels Airport has been adding more destinations to its network every week. At the start of the holidays, more than 100, mainly European, destinations will be served. By the beginning of August, this offer shall have increased to 140 destinations. France, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy are some of the flagship countries that look forward to welcoming holidaymakers.
This week marked the official start of the Belgian summer holidays. While things are a bit different this year because of the coronavirus crisis and the ban on travelling to certain countries, mainly outside Europe, Brussels Airport can again offer a large and attractive range of sun-drenched destinations.
At the start of the holiday season, more than 100 destinations will be on the departures board, including Dubrovnik, Nice, Marseille, Athens, Corfu, Rhodos, Heraklion, Santorini, Catania, Naples, Florence, Palermo, Venice, Faro, Alicante, Ibiza, Tenerife and Las Palmas. A total of around 440 departing flights are planned for the week as a whole. From the week of 6 July, the network will be further expanded with destinations including Reykjavik, Almeria, Enfidha, Amman and Washington, as and when the borders reopen.
During the whole week, around 560 flights will be departing, that is about 80 a day. Additional flights could of course be added in line with any last-minute bookings, given that many holidaymakers are still in the process of planning their holidays and looking into the possibilities.
The first week of July, Brussels Airport welcomed more than 10 000 passengers, for the first time in three months. While still far off the traditional summer holiday figures, it is an encouraging number that is growing every week. By the end of July, European Union’s capital airport should hit the 20,000 passengers per day mark. “In total, we expect to welcome one million passengers over the two-month holiday period.” explained Brussels Airport’s Spokesperson.