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Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic & Military
OperatorThe Brussels Airport Company
Diegem, Machelen
*Brussels Airlines *Eva Air Cargo *Jet Airways *Jetairfly *Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo *Singapore Airlines Cargo *Thomas Cook Airlines
Elevation56 m (184 ft)
Freight (tonnes)476135
Aircraft movements225682

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Brussels Airport (also called Brussel Nationaal/Bruxelles-National (Brussels National)) is an international airport 6 NM northeast of Brussels, Belgium. The 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. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people.

In 2005, the 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. It is currently owned by the Australian group MAp Airports (75%) and the Belgian State (25%).

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