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is an international airport
located in Zaventem
, near Brussels
. The airport is a hub to Brussels Airlines
, European Air Transport
, Jet Airways
, Singapore Airlines Cargo
, Eva Air Cargo
and Saudi Arabian Cargo
. It is also a hub for a private company called Abelag Aviation
. The airport is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people.
In 2005, the airport was awarded Best Airport in Europe by ACI/IATA, based on a survey conducted with over 100,000 passengers worldwide.
The airport received an official name on 19 October 2006: Brussels Airport, Welcome to Europe. According to the airport operator, its main characteristics are: European, Welcoming and Efficient.
The company operating the airport is known as "The Brussels Airport Company N.V./S.A."; before October 19, 2006, the name was BIAC (Brussels International Airport Company).
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