Brussels Airport is expecting 90,000 passengers on Friday. The figure would be an historic record. The airport has announced this in a communiqué today (Thursday).
Passenger numbers are expected to be equally divided between departures and arrivals. This will be, by far, the busiest weekend in the airport’s history, with some 253,000 passengers in three days.
However, passengers should not get to Zaventem too early, stresses the airport, which recommends arriving two hours in advance.
From measures implemented since the beginning of the summer holidays, it appears that passengers need to allow an average of an hour from the Brusssels ring road before the screening checkpoint on the A201 to their departure gate, including passport control.
Sunny destinations are attracting the greatest number of travellers, with Spain flying ahead (with more than 17% of passengers). Italy, Greece, Portugal and the south of France are also very popular.