Brussels Airport: 135 destinations and 2 new airlines for winter

Passengers in Brussels Airport main terminal.
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Len Varley - Assistant Editor 6 Min Read
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As the winter season approaches, Brussels Airport is gearing up to welcome passengers with an impressive array of 135 direct destinations.

This not only includes the usual winter sports hotspots but also introduces some exciting new routes, such as flights to Egypt.

In addition, two new airlines will join the ranks, enhancing the overall travel experience for passengers.

To add a touch of Belgian charm to the journey, the terminal is now adorned with the Belgian Treasures theme, celebrating Belgian culture, art, and delicacies.

Brussels Airport Winter: 54 Airlines and 135 Destinations

Brussels Airport stands out as a major hub connecting travelers to 135 destinations via 54 different airlines during the upcoming winter season.

This diverse network offers an extensive range of choices, catering to various travel preferences. Whether you’re planning a winter getaway, a business trip, or simply a visit to your family, Brussels Airport has got you covered.


Welcoming Two New Airlines

The winter season brings a breath of fresh air to Brussels Airport as it welcomes two new airlines. Royal Jordanian is set to operate three flights a week to Amman, offering travelers a gateway to the Middle East.

Photo: Royal_Jordanian,_Airbus_A320-232,_JY-AYR. Credit: By Kiefer. from Frankfurt, Germany - Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0,
Credit: Kiefer. from Frankfurt, Germany – Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Additionally, flynas is making its debut at Brussels Airport by launching three weekly flights to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. These new additions broaden the horizons for travelers looking to explore new destinations.

A flynas aircraft passes overhead.
Photo Credit: flynas

Enhanced Intercontinental Connectivity

For passengers seeking intercontinental adventures, the winter season at Brussels Airport offers enhanced connectivity.

Qatar Airways is increasing its weekly flights to Doha from 7 to 10, providing more flexibility for travelers planning a journey to Qatar.

Etihad Airways is also upping the frequency of flights to Abu Dhabi, increasing from 5 to 7 flights a week. With improved schedules, you can plan your long-haul trips with greater ease.

More West African Connections

Brussels Airlines is boosting its flight frequency to West Africa during the winter season. This expansion facilitates travel to and from West African destinations, strengthening the airport’s role as a key hub for this region.

Hainan Airlines continues its summer flights to Shenzhen, maintaining the connections that were inaugurated during the warmer months.

North African Delights

TUI fly is expanding its North African destinations this winter, adding Algiers and Tunis to the list. This means that TUI offers an impressive 10 destinations in Morocco, 5 in Algeria, and 3 in Tunisia.

For winter sports enthusiasts, the addition of flights to Innsbruck and Salzburg in Austria, as well as Kittila and Kuusamo in Finland, promises a snowy adventure in the heart of Europe.

Sun Destinations

For those seeking a sun-soaked escape during the winter, Brussels Airport has you covered with multiple destinations to Egypt, including Cairo, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Sharm-El-Sheikh, and Luxor. Travelers can also head to the Cape Verde Islands for a tropical retreat.

Gambia’s Banjul is a popular winter destination, as are the Canary Islands, offering choices like Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote.

Additionally, TUI fly extends its reach to the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Mexico, opening doors to vibrant cultures and beautiful landscapes.

Increased Flights by Various Airlines

Brussels Airport isn’t just about new airlines and destinations; existing carriers are also increasing the number of flights.

Transavia, Swiss, SAS, Vueling, SunExpress, and Brussels Airlines are all ramping up their flight schedules, ensuring more flexibility and options for travelers.

Embracing Belgium

As the autumn holidays kick off, Brussels Airport has adorned its terminal with the theme of “Belgian Treasures.”

This decoration highlights the essence of Belgium, showcasing its unique culture, art, and cuisine. Passengers can immerse themselves in Belgian specialties, from the iconic Magritte and the lovable Smurfs to mouthwatering delicacies such as Belgian beers, waffles, fries, and chocolates.

Specialist Belgian shops like Magritte and Urban Therapy will also spotlight their products, making your airport experience a truly Belgian one.

Travel Tips

To ensure a smooth and stress-free journey, Brussels Airport recommends that passengers arrive well in advance of their flights.

For Schengen flights, two hours is recommended, while non-Schengen flights should have a three-hour buffer.

Additionally, it’s a good idea to plan your transportation options in advance, whether it’s by train, bus, car, taxi, or car-sharing. For those arriving by car, reserving a parking space in advance can help streamline your airport experience.

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