Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport

The Brussels Airport Company is the limited company to which the Belgian State has granted the licence to operate Brussels Airport.

On 4 August 1914 the German troops invaded Belgium. Their search for a suitable location to build an airship hangar brought them to a plain on the territory of Haren and Evere. In February 1915 the Berlin-based company Arthur Müller Ballonhallenbau finished the construction of a zeppelin hangar. On 7 June 1915 Flight Sub-Lieutenant J.S. Mills bombed the hangar and destroyed the LZ 38 airship that had been forced to return to the airfield with technical problems. The zeppelin hangar that was partly consumed by fire was repaired within two months, but it would never again be used to shelter the vulnerable airships. After the armistice of 11 November 1918 the Belgian military started to use the airfield and the remaining infrastructure. The zeppelin hangar that was not pulled down until 1923 was used to park the aircraft the Germans had left behind. A few of these aircraft would later be used to take civilians up on their first flight from Haren.

75% of the company's shares are held by a consortium of Australian investors led by Macquarie Airports (MAp). The Belgian State has an interest of 25% of the shares.

The Brussels Airport Company SA is the successor of the société anonyme de droit public Brussels International Airport Company (BIAC) that came into being after the merger between the ground activities of the Belgian Airways and Airports Agency and the Brussels Airport Terminal Company SA (BATC).

BIAC was renamed The Brussels Airport Company SA at the general shareholders' meeting of 4 October 2006.

Their aim is to become one of the best - and yes, why not, the best - airport company in Europe and that in every respect: a dynamic, innovative and customer focused company.



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The Brussels Airport Company Brussels Airport
Zaventem BE-1930

Contact Info
0900/700 00, +32 2 753 77 53

Bruxelles National Weather info
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Location of this weather station:
4.2 km East-Northeast

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