Traffic at Brussels Airport (Brussels-Zaventem) increased by 42% in March 2023 compared to the same period last year. This is partly due to Morocco, one of the ten most visited countries last month.
The number of passengers passing through Brussels-Zaventem airport in March amounted to 1,603,565 passengers, an increase of 42% compared to March 2022. The share of transfer passengers departing from Brussels Airport was more than 17%, an increase of 84% compared to last year. This performance confirms “the recovery of intercontinental traffic and the position of Brussels Airport as a key hub for Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental and European Star Alliance partners”, says the Belgian capital airport.
This performance was achieved thanks to the most visited countries in March. At the top of the top 10 is Spain. It is followed by Germany, Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland. Portugal, Turkey and Morocco close the podium.
Brussels Airport says it has found that “the spread of French/Dutch vacations has influenced the attendance figures.” He added: “The extension of the French-speaking vacations results in more arrivals in the first week of March, while the start of the Dutch-speaking vacations results in more departures in the last week of March.