Air transport

35 and a half million passengers in all Belgian airports by 2019

35 and a half million passengers in all Belgian airports by 2019

In 2019, Belgian airports had almost 35 and a half million passengers and just under 325,000 flights.
This represents an increase of 0.3% in the total number of flights (departure + arrival) and an increase of 2.7% in the number of passengers (including transit) compared to 2018.
Zaventem airport (Brussels Airport) accounted for 74% of passenger movements and Charleroi airport (Brussels South) for 23%.

In 2009, Belgian airports had just under 22 million passengers and just over 300,000 flights.
In ten years' time, there were 63.2% more passengers and 7.8% more flights respectively.

Number of flights - departures and arrivals 2019
Departures Arrivals
Number of flights (1) 162,642 162,010
Zaventem (Brussels Airport) 111,237 111,065
Ostende (Ostend-Bruges) 4,529 4,549
Charleroi (Brussels South) 24,753 24,778
Antwerp-Deurne 6,995 6,697
Liège-Bierset 15,128 14,921
(1) commercial aircraft - take-off and landing 

Purpose and brief description

The aeronautical statistics provide information on the number of passengers carried, the number of flights and the goods transported (in tonnes) on commercial flights.


All aircrafts that land in Belgium



Timing of publication

Results available 6 months after the reference period