Three quarters fewer passengers and half fewer flights in 2020
In 2020, Belgian airports had about 9.5 million passengers and 150,000 flights.
There were only 16,536 flights in the months of April, May and June.
In 2019, there were almost 35.5 million passengers and just under 325,000 flights. In 2020, this represents a 73% drop in the number of passengers (including transit passengers) and a 53% drop in the total number of flights (departures and arrivals).
Liege airport registers a sharp increase in freight transport
The decrease in the number of flights was a little less pronounced because freight transport (including postal services) increased by 12% in 2020. This is mainly due to Liege airport which served as a hub for (relief) supplies. 1,105,650 tons of goods were transported via Liege: this represents a 24% increase compared to 2019.
|Number of flights - arrivals and departures||2019||2020|
|Number of flights (1)||162,642||162,010||76,108||75,746|
|Zaventem (Brussels Airport)||111,237||111,065||42,981||42,755|
|Charleroi (Brussels South)||24,753||24,778||10,209||10,186|
|(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