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Brussels Airport sets another record

Published on 22/12/2014

The previous year record went back 14 years to 2000, and was set at 21,637,003. This mark was broken this morning, with still nine days to go this year.

For the occasion, passengers walk under an arch of red balloons and get candies.

The federal Mobility Minister Jacqueline Galant (Francophone liberal) and Brussels Airport CEO Arnoud Feist made a showing at the airport to thank passengers personally and shake hands.

The previous mark was set in 2000. Due to a number of setbacks, it took 14 years to break it. “The bankruptcy of our national airline Sabena  at the end of 2001, red.  heralded difficult times for us. We have been working hard to redevelop our European and international networks over the past years though”, explains Feist.

The airport received 19.13 million passengers last year.

The steady growth this year is due to some low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, with other companies extending their schedules.

The latest record applies to figures for a whole year, and comes after previous records for summer holidays or other specific (smaller) periods.


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