Brussels International Airport serves as the major hub for Belgium’s largest and busiest airline company. Brussels Airlines, which is the flag carrier of Belgium, offers a schedule of more than 40 destinations from Brussels. Half of the international flights offered by Brussels Airlines are to major destinations within Europe. Basel, Berlin, Budapest, Madrid, Milan, Paris, and Stockholm are some of the important cities accessible via Belgium’s busiest airline.
Most of the other international flights by Brussels Airlines land within Africa. Gambia, Cameroon, Senegal, Togo, Kenya, and Morocco are well connected to Brussels thanks to Brussels Airlines. The other non-European destinations offered by Brussels Airlines include Tel Aviv in Israel, Moscow in Russia, and New York City in the United States. All European flights by the Belgian flag carrier depart from Pier A while all other international flights take off from Pier B in the terminal complex at Brussels International Airport.
Flybe operates limited service for Brussels Airlines. Flybe is a low cost British carrier that connects Brussels with U.K. destinations such as Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, and Newcastle upon Tyne. Several other European destinations are also offered by Flybe.
Another major Belgian airline that uses Brussels International Airport as a hub is Jetairfly. Most of the European destinations offered by Jetairfly are available on a seasonal basis. This makes Jetairfly a popular carrier for tourists flying to resort areas in southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Balearic Islands, several Greek Islands, southern Spain, and southern Italy are on the list of the Jetairfly schedule. The busy Belgian airline also connects Brussels to more than 25 non-European destinations. Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Thailand, Tunisia, and Kenya can be reached via Jetairfly service. European flights operated by Jetairfly depart from Pier A and all other flights take off from Pier B.
Brussels International Airport is well served by major airlines from neighboring European countries. Lyon and Nantes can be reached via Air France service. London Heathrow Airport is accessible via British Airways. The German flag carrier Lufthansa links Brussels with Frankfurt and Munich. The largest city in Switzerland, Zurich, can be reached by flying on the Swiss International Airlines fleet. Amsterdam is easily accessible thanks to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the official flag carrier of the Netherlands.
Thanks to Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and US Airways, U.S. passengers can enjoy several direct routes between major cities in the United States and Brussels International Airport. Atlanta, Chicago, Newark, New York City, and Washington D.C. are on the schedule of these major U.S. carriers.