Brussels Airport expects that around 96,000 passengers will travel through the airport this Friday, becoming the busiest day of the year at the airport. Belgium’s biggest airport will also get very crowded this weekend: on Saturday, 83,000 passengers are expected and 89,000 passengers on Sunday.
The airport has taken exceptional measures to ensure that everything is running smoothly, by calling up additional staff. Nevertheless, the airport recommends that you come to the airport well prepared. Travellers are asked to come to the airport well ahead and to reserve a parking spot in advance. Additionally, it is also recommended to check whether the hand luggage complies with the rules, in order to limit queues at the security checkpoints. Final advice from the airport is to check the expiration date of the identity documents.
Not everything is running as expected: a few passengers rushed to social media to complain about the long waiting times at immigration.
Hi David, our apologies for the waiting times at the border control. We're currently experiencing delays due to the busy holiday period. Together with the federal authorities, we're doing the best we can to limit these waiting times. Please do let us know if we can be of 1/2
— Brussels Airport (@BrusselsAirport) July 19, 2019
I am going back home today. And what do I see? A sea of people at passport control. Get your act together @BrusselsAirport !! There’s no excuse for such waiting times. People crying in the line up because they will miss their flight… Such a shame
— David G Goncalves (@davidggoncalves) August 2, 2019