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Brussels, officially the Brussels-Capital Region, is the de facto capital city of the European Union (EU) and the largest urban area in Belgium. It comprises 19 municipalities. Brussels has grown from a 10th-century fortress town into a metropolis of more than one million inhabitants. Hosting principal EU institutions and the headquarters of NATO, Brussels has been a main centre for international politics since the end of the World War II. Although historically Dutch-speaking, Brussels has become increasingly French-speaking since the 20th century. Today a majority of inhabitants are native French-speakers, although both languages have official status. Read more...

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Brussels Airport is an international airport located in Zaventem, near Brussels, Belgium. 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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