Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Brussels South Charleroi Airport also called Charleroi Airport or rarely Gosselies Airport is an international airport, located in Gosselies. It is the second busiest airport in Belgium in 2016. The airport is located 60 km from the Brussels city centre. There are 2 gates in the airport. T1 which was opened in January 2008, and T2 was opened in In January 2017, order to relieve the T1 during rush hours. There is a shuttle to and from Brussels South Charleroi Airport, The bus times are scheduled to fit in with the flight times and they start running at 3.30am. There is a bus every 30 minutes. To get the best price, you can buy your ticket online in advance. Take the train from any Belgian station to reach Charleroi-South Station. When you arrive at Charleroi-South Station, take the direct bus and you will be at Brussel South Charleroi Airport in 20 min. Ticket price includes train and bus transfer. Buy your combined ticket online now or with the ticket machines outside the terminal near door 2.
History and Development over the years
The first aeronautical activities in Gosselies date back to 1919 as a flying school, then aeronautical maintenance activities the following year. During World War II, the site was arranged for the allied air forces, from 14 September 1944 until 10 August 1945. Gosselies airfield became a public aerodrome after World War II, but the main activities of the site remained aeronautical constructions. Operations at Brussels South Charleroi grew in the 1990s, with a new commercial management structure (BSCA – Brussels South Charleroi Airport) and the arrival of Irish low-cost airline Ryanair in 1997, which opened its first continental base at Charleroi a few years later. In September 2006 it was announced that Moroccan low-cost airline Jet4you would launch three weekly flights to Casablanca starting 1 November 2006. A new terminal opened in January 2008. It has a capacity of up to 5 million passengers a year, which means that it has reached its maximum capacity in 2010. In January 2017, a second terminal (Terminal 2) was opened in order to relieve the T1 during rush hours and to be able to accommodate 10 000 000 passengers/year in the future.
Entertainment in Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Charleroi Airport offers assistance for people with disabilities or reduced mobility. This assistance for people with disabilities or reduced mobility is provided by our airport’s PMR service. This service is provided in accordance with the European Regulation of the European Parliament and Council of 5 July 2006 concerning the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air. Once they have informed their airline of their presence, up to 48 hours before their departure, people with reduced mobility will be taken care of by our support service in the PMR Corner, located in the departure lounge. At the airport you can find many restaurants and bars, where you can spend your time enjoying Belgian chocolate and coffee. Near the airport there are some hotels: ibis, ibis budget, Best Western Hotel Plus, etc. If you should stay at the airport at night, we offer you to take a room in this hotels and have a rest.
Private Transfers to and from Brussels South Charleroi Airport
If you prefer more comfortable transfers, you can take a private transfer to and from Brussels South Charleroi Airport. In Brussels there are many companies, which will organise your private transfer to and from. Book you private transfer in advance by our website Taxi.Transfers.Me. We will organise your smooth transfer. By this way you will avoid waiting at bus stops or being deceived by taxi drivers.
Shared Transfers to and from Brussels South Charleroi Airport
If you need a comfort transfer, but your budget isn’t enough, in that case you can take a shared transfer. By this way you can save your money, sharing the transfer to and from the airport with other people.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport Care Hire / Car Rental
For explore Belgium, car hiring is the best version. You don’t need to spend time in bus stops or train stations, and by this way you can manage your time how you want. At the airport there are 5 companies: Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Avis and Budget. They gladly offer you their best services.
Official IATA code: CRL
Address: Rue des Frères Wright 8, 6041 Charleroi, Belgium
Phone: +32 902 02 490
Official website: www.charleroi-airport.com