Brussels is the capital and the largest city of Belgium, while also enjoying its position as the de facto capital of the European Union. Brussels Airport is located 12 kilometers northeast of the city center and it is also the 21st busiest in Europe.
Flights from Brussels leave for all major destinations across Europe and the world. Brussels Airport has a single terminal where Pier A handles flights to and from Schengen countries, along with destinations in Africa. Pier B handles flights to destinations across the world. With its shops, bars and restaurants, Brussels Airport is a mini tourist destination in its own right.