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14 January 2022

9.4 million passengers at Brussels Airport in 2021, 39% more than in 2020

In 2021, Brussels Airport welcomed almost 9.4 million passengers, that is 39% more than in the crisis year 2020, but a decline of 64% compared to […]
13 January 2022

Covid Safe Ticket likely to be extended in Brussels until mid-April

The Covid Safe Ticket (CST) may be extended in Brussels until mid-April. This was approved by the parliamentary Health Committee on Tuesday January 11th, Belgian news […]
13 January 2022

Brussels Airlines CEO Peter Gerber: “We expect to be profitable again as from next year”

The past year has been a challenging one for Brussels Airlines. Ten months at the helm of the Belgian airline, CEO Peter Gerber gave an interview […]
12 January 2022

Artist from Aalst wins international street art competition

Nigel Leirens has become the number 1 in an international street art contest with the work “The Girl with the Windmills”. Leirens is a Ghent native […]
10 January 2022

New “boarding tax” in Belgium to make tickets up to 10 euros more expensive

All flights out of Belgium will now be subject to the new “boarding” tax which entails an increase in the price of airline tickets of up […]
7 January 2022

Fake PCR tests caught at Brussels Airport can send you to prison

Forging a PCR test to go through the Brussels Airport may not be the greatest idea. The Criminal Court of Brussels is imposing prison terms of […]
7 January 2022

Belgium maintains measures as Omicron expected to peak by mid-January

Belgium’s Consultative Committee held its first meeting of 2022 on Thursday, January 6th to evaluate the current measures to fight the spread of the Omicron variant. […]
6 January 2022

Brussels Airlines operates 3,000 empty flights to keep its slots

Brussels Airlines has operated 3,000 flights without passengers this winter to avoid losing take-off and landing slots, reports Le Soir. The Lufthansa group, Brussels Airlines parent company, will cancel […]
3 January 2022

Meet the best Belgian chocolate makers for 2022

The new 2022 edition of the Gault & Millau guide reveals who the best who Belgian chocolate makers are. The guide offers a wide and most […]
29 December 2021

Where to celebrate the New Year’s Eve in Brussels in normal times?

If the pandemic wasn’t here, everybody now would be busy planning the perfect 2022 party or New Year’s Eve dinner. But we all know that big […]
29 December 2021

Schuman square to become a car-free roundabout

After an intensive process of several years, Brussels Mobility has received the building permit for its plans for the complete Schuman square redevelopment.  “It is essential […]
28 December 2021

Ghent recognized as a tourist hotspot

From January 2022, Ghent will be granted an official status as a tourist hotspot, joining the city of Bruges and other coastal towns. In practice, the […]
27 December 2021

Belgium confirms the shutdown of its seven nuclear reactors by 2025

On Thursday December 23rd, the Belgian government reached an agreement on the nuclear future of the country. The seven parties in the governing coalition in Brussels […]
23 December 2021

Brussels Airport is expecting around 527,000 passengers during the Christmas holiday

Between Friday 24 December and Sunday 9 January, Brussels Airport is expecting around 527,000 passengers at the airport. That is more than double the 215,000 passengers […]
22 December 2021

Top 10 Belgian traditional Christmas foods

In Belgium, Christmas is often celebrated at home with a delicious meal with friends and/or family, usually on Christmas Eve (24th December) rather than Christmas Day […]
21 December 2021

Thousands of passengers affected as Brussels Airlines’ employees go on strike

On Monday December 20th, Brussels Airlines cabin crew went on strike for 24 hours starting at 5 a.m. Their goal was to denounce excessive work pressure […]