The first airport in Brussels was built in the 14thyear of the last century. During the First World War the Germans occupied the territory of Belgium, built 11 kilometers from the capital of the hangar for maintenance and parking of airships.
And in 1940, these same Germans during the GreatPatriotic, built three runways forming between them a sort of "triangle" and the first technical structure. Today, this modern, comfortable and equipped with the latest technology the airport is able to cater for about twenty million passengers a year.
Airport works closely with the world airlines like: Lufthansa, Aeroflot, European Air Transport, Jet Airways, and others. There are more than fifty.
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Driving airport is quite simple. It is the only terminal in the three floors and a basement.
The top floor, overlooking the magnificentview of the runway, takes most of the boutiques, shops and cafes, as well as a comfortable lounge with free internet. It is worth noting that all of them, except the waiting room, only work up to 21.00 hours, as well as a post office, information desk and ticket offices. The waiting room operates around the clock.
One floor below is the registration hall of flights,here at the counter of information, it is recommended to take an airport map to help orient further movement. Not far from the check-in counters in the departure terminals pass.
There are several ways. Which you choose depends on the taste of the passenger and his financial capacity:
- rent a car or hire a car with a personal driver. Offices of companies providing transport located on the second floor of the terminal building.
- hire a taxi. Their parking lot can be seen from the exit of the arrivals hall. A taxi ride will cost an average of 40-45 USD
- to leave the bus. Platforms A and B are at the zero level (or on the 1st floor). Bus №272 and 471, 620 ply the route "Airport - Train Station (Brussels North) - Metro station Roodebeek». Bus ticket costs 4 euros, if buy it at a kiosk in the parking lot, and 6 euros - if you buy from the driver. Some hotels, such as, Etap Hotel Brussels Airport, Holiday Inn Brussels Airport, Courtyard by Marriott Brussels Hotel, and many others offer free delivery to the place of rest. It should be borne in mind that any kind of transport in Belgium is associated with traffic, so it is necessary to calculate the time to not be late.
- The easiest transport - train, to find hercan be directly when leaving the control zone, take the lift or escalator a lower level in an underground room. Before the descent, on the electronic scoreboard - train schedule. Tickets can be purchased in vending machines, station ticket offices, from the conductor on the train, or in advance on the internet.