With the start of the Christmas school holidays, yesterday saw 76,000 passengers coming through Brussels Airport, of which 41,000 travellers were flying out, making it the busiest day of the festive season.
This year, Brussels Airport has pulled out all the stops to welcome its passengers eager to make their Christmas getaway on a relaxing holiday break. Decorations, entertainments, small gifts, tastings for young and old will send them off on their holidays filled with joy and good spirits.
Jetting off on holiday can sometimes be a little stressful. Especially to people who are not seasoned travellers. This year, Brussels Airport has definitely kept these people in mind, as well as those who will be passing through the airport during the Christmas holidays. As a holiday should get under way the minute people arrive at the airport, Brussels Airport has gone out of its way to welcome the 980,000 passengers who will be flying into and from Brussels between now and 5 January. The top holiday destinations over the Christmas season? Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Geneva and Rome. The top 5 favourite long-haul destinations are Dubai (which ranks 8th on the list of all destinations combined), New York, Doha, Bangkok and Abu Dhabi.
Up until mid-January, there are festive decorations, wintry scenes and no fewer than 200 beautifully decorated Christmas trees in every corner of the terminal. Even the central flight information display board in the departures hall is animated with wintry projections.
Families enjoy pride of place during the holiday season courtesy of the Family Lane, a security screening lane especially reserved for families that has been decked out around the Frozen II theme.