A few reasons for this. Deloitte, Microsoft, KPMG were first in the row to have their new offices at the airport. For their meetings with a lot of foreign guests they don't have to drive to the big city or to other cities. They can stay now on the airport and depart from there again to not loose any time.sn26567 wrote: ↑06 Sep 2019, 23:59It's a pity to see offices (which do absolutely not need to be close to the terminal) take the place of parking lots: car drivers need to be as close as possible to the terminal. This is also the case for the recently built office buildings which take valuable space that could better have been dedicated to passenger needs.
Employees of Deloitte and KPMG have their own parking space under their buildings. The majority of the employees have their parking space at Brucargo. Shuttle service is arranged for them. So they don't take too much other parking space.
Of course for those companies and the future ones, it is also kind of a prestige.
Second issue. Brussels Airport wants to stimulate public transport. In a couple of years it has to grow to 50%. More people with train, bus, tram and bike to the airport. Less emissions also
Third reason is the congestion of the Brussels highway. That's why at Brucargo a huge car park will be build, this for people who are coming from the North and West side, E19
On the South side a few car parks will be build for people who are coming from the South, E40. This when they receive green light for this extra road from the E40
All are connected with a very fast airport shuttle. Check in of baggage and yourself will be also possible from those car parks
Change of mentality, but will be much better