Brussels airport map
Bruxelles airport map. Brussels airport map (Belgium) to print. Brussels airport map (Belgium) to download. Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called Brussel Nationaal/Bruxelles-National/Brussel-Zaventem (Brussels National)) is an international airport 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) northeast of Brussels, Belgium as its shown in Brussels airport map. The Brussels airport is partially in Zaventem and partially in the Diegem area of Machelen, both located in the Flemish Region of Belgium.
Brussels Airport currently consists of 54 contact gates, and a total of 109 gates as its menioned in Brussels airport map. Brussels airport is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people. In 2005, the Brussels airport was awarded Best Airport in Europe by Airports Council international/International Air Transport Association (ACI/IATA), based on a survey conducted with over 100,000 passengers worldwide.
The company operating the airport is known as "The Brussels Airport Company N.V./S.A."; before 19 October 2006, the name was BIAC (Brussels International Airport Company), which was created by Belgian law through a merger of BATC with the ground operations departments of the RLW/RVA (see Brussels airport map). Brussels airport is currently owned by the Australian group MAp Airports (75%) and the Belgian State (25%).
The origins of Brussels Airport at Zaventem date back to 1940, when the German occupying force laid claim to 600 ha (1,500 acres) of agricultural fields to the east of Brussels, near the Belgian military back-up airfield "Steenokkerzeel". The Germans constructed 3 runways in the shape of a triangle in Brussels airport: runway 02/20 and 07L/25R which are still in use today, and runway 12/30 as you can see in Brussels airport map.