Private Jet Charter Services - Brussels Natl Airport (EBBR)
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Brussels Natl Airport.
Brussels National Airport, one of the largest airports in Europe, has many distinguished and interesting passengers among the nearly 26 million who come through it every year.
Brussels is the site of NATO headquarters and the unofficial capital of the European Union. As the seat of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council and the European Parliament, many important and respected politicians charter private jets to Brussels National Airport.
Sports enthusiasts hire private jets into Brussels National to see the famous, grueling, 21-day Tour de France bike race every year. The city is not far from the most interesting parts of the 2,200-mile race through France’s Pyrenees and Alps mountain chains and neighboring countries.
And, 2019 is a very special year for Brussels and the Tour de France for it is the location of the Grand Depart, the prestigious start of the race. The race has started in a country other than France 23 times since 1954 but this is only the second time it has started in Brussels. The last time was in 1958.
The airport is located 7.5 miles northeast of Brussels in the Belgium regions of Zaventem and Machelen.
What is the airport code for Brussels National Airport?
The ICAO code for Brussels National Airport is EBBR and its IATA code is BRU.
The airport is also known as Brussels Airport, Brussels International Airport and Brussels Zaventem Airport.
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Airport Information for Brussels Natl Airport (EBBR, BRU)
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About Brussels National
Over the last decade, air traffic has increased every year at Brussels National, which is consistently ranked on or near the 20th busiest airport in Europe with about 250,000 aircraft movements annually.
The Brussels Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe, handling 25.7 million passengers and 732,000 tons of freight a year. The commercial flights of the 80 different airlines the airport serves travel to 248 destinations around the world.
But, many private jets are drawn to the Brussels Airport as well.
More than 40,000 jobs are dedicated to the European Union in Brussels. Many politicians, diplomats, journalists and lobbyists hire private jets to EBBR to carry out official business in the European Quarter that stretches from the eastern edge of the city to its center. Non-governmental organizations are also located in this central location.
Brussels is the capital of Belgium, in addition to being the unofficial Capital of Europe (the European Union has no official capital). It is home to several international banking transfer and clearance companies. Rent a private jet through a broker such as Paramount Business Jets to do international banking business.
It is also the city in which the headquarters of NATO is located. The headquarters, located at Boulevard Leopold III, is where representatives and experts from member countries meet to make decisions with partner countries. These dignitaries hire private jets into BRU.
Expertise in diplomacy and banking are not Brussels’ only areas of expertise.
It is also known for something fun and delicious -- its chocolate – Godiva is located here – and its beer.
Brussels Airport itself, responsible for more than 60,000 jobs, is one of the most important centers of economic growth in Belgium.
And, in addition to the serious businesses of politics and banking in Brussels, there is also the beer making. In fact, some 450 varieties, including the popular fruit beer kriek that is made from cherries, are brewed here. Need some chocolate with your beer? You are in luck for Godiva and other large companies like Neuhaus and Lionidas make some 172,000 tons of chocolate every year. Charter a private jet into Brussels to enjoy these decadent goodies.
Looking for something more healthful? You may have already guessed this but those tiny little cabbages called Brussels sprouts are indeed named after the city. They have been grown in Belgium since the 16th century.
FBOs at Brussels National
There are two fixed base operators at Brussels National Airport, which has reception rooms for meetings and presentations available for business jet users.
Execujet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has been an FBO at Brussels National since December 2016. It has a global FBO network at 25 airports.
The ExecuJet FBO at Brussels airport is in a luxurious 8,100 square foot executive terminal. It has a new lounge with great views of the tarmac, a welcoming and cozy reception area and three meeting rooms.
There is a refreshment bar that has warm and cold beverages and some snacks.
Its pilot lounge provides crews with everything they need, including a private rest area.
Conference rooms are ideal for hosting business meetings for up to eight people.
ExecuJet Brussels has IS-BAH (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling) accreditation, which means it has met a new set of best practices for FBOs and ground handlers. It is the first airport in Belgium to achieve the accreditation.
Other services and amenities include:
- Presidential and VIP flight coordination
- Customs and immigration arrangements
- Luxury private lounges
- State of the art meeting and conference rooms
- 24 staff members (15 ramp and nine handling agents)
- Two private hangars with more than 53,000 square feet of parking space In 2017, ExecuJet Brussels handled almost 7,000 aircraft movements, many of which were wide-bodied aircraft.
Aviapartner Executive has 11 fixed base operations, two of which are in Belgium; and 22 general aviation ground handlers in airports in six countries, Belgium, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain.
It is an experienced handler of government, heads of state and military flights.
Aviapartner provides many services to domestic and international private jet passengers, crew and flights, including:
- Separate passenger and crew lounges
- Easy access to ramp
- Easy access from road, on-site parking
- On-site security, custom and controls
- Multilingual team (English, French, Dutch/Flemish, German, Spanish, Greek, Arabic)
- Ramp access for limousines and delegations
- Access to very large hangarage facilities
- Ramp services and efficient turnaround times
- Potable water and lavatory service
- Baggage loading, unloading and transport
- Fueling arrangements
- Slot coordination
- Customs and immigration assistance
- Flight planning
- Weather reports
- VIP lounges with open bar and separate private areas
- Passenger assistance
- Concierge service
- Helicopter transfers
History of Brussels National
Brussels National Airport was built by German forces who took over more than 1,000 acres of fields in 1940 during World War II. The airport was named Melsbroek, the city in which it was located.
The British took over the airport in 1944 and gave it back to Belgium.
A new terminal was built in 1948 and Melsbroek became the national airport of Brussels.
In 1956, the Belgian government built a new airport using the existing runways. The airport buildings were built in Zaventem, which is why the airport is sometimes called Zaventem Airport.
The airport continued to expand and modernize and, in 2005, was awarded the “Best Airport in Europe” designation by the International Air Transport Association.
Charter a private jet to watch the Tour de France
Many bicyclist enthusiasts will charter private jets into Brussels for the Tour de France in July 2019 because the city has been given the honor as the city of the Grand Départ, the start of the race.
However, bike racing fans find Brussels a convenient spot to land to see the race every year.
The race will begin in Brussels for its first leg, a 119-mile sprint to the Royal Palace. After that, it’s on to The Atomium, a museum in Brussels built in 1958 for the World's Fair. Then, it’s 70 miles to Binche before crossing over the border into France.
The route of the Tour de France changes every year but much of the race stays the same. Bikers always go through the passages through the Pyrenees and the Alps and always finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
The Grand Départ is particularly prestigious and has only started outside of France 23 times.
Most stages of the race are in mainland France, although since the mid-1950s it has become common to go through nearby countries.
After the Tour de France race itself there are criteria, or short races, in the Netherlands and Belgium where the public can see their heroes of the race.
Some facts about Brussels
Brussels, with a population of a little over one million, is considered one of the most international cities in the world. Many of the city’s 40,000 EU employees, 4,000 NATO employees are foreigners. In fact, 27 percent its population are foreigners – and that doesn’t include all the foreign-born who have become Belgian citizens.
Brussels is also home to more than 300 lobby groups, embassies and press corporations, which bring in many important international visitors on rented private jets.
Locals will tell you that summer in Belgium means North Sea mussel season. They are harvested in June through August. Often cooked in either white wine or beer, mussels, combined with a serving of French fries for dipping, are the unofficial national dish of Belgium.
FBOs and Handlers at Brussels Natl Airport, EBBR, BRU
|Abelag Aviation||BRUSSELS NATIONAL AIRPORT||(322) 720-5880|
|B. G. S.||(322) 788-3000|
|Execujet Brussels Fbo||+32 2 720 5880|
METAR Weather Data at Brussels Natl Airport, EBBR, BRU
|OBSERVED||Mon Jul 15, 18:50 UTC|
|NOW||Mon Jul 15, 18:55 UTC|
|AGE||5 min ago|
|WIND||NNW at 6 mph|
|BAROMETER||1020 hPa (30.12 in Hg)|
|METAR||EBBR 151850Z 34005KT 320V020 9999 BKN034 16/11 Q1020 NOSIG|