Brussels South Charleroi Airport has opened its new Terminal 2, which was constructed in the space of just ten months. The first flight to depart from the terminal was a Ryanair service to Budapest on 30 January.
The 5,800sqm Terminal 2 has eight check-in desks, three departure gates, and two baggage carousels in the arrivals hall. It also has the facilities available in Terminal 1, including unlimited free WiFi, lounge, refreshment facilities, and a duty free shop.
“It has been much talked about. We have been waiting for it and now we have it, Terminal 2 at BSCA,” says Jean-Jacques Cloquet, CEO Brussels South Charleroi Airport. “We can be justly proud of the efforts made by everyone to complete this project in record time. This feat is evidence of the full extent of the know-how and responsiveness we demonstrated in successfully completing this development, which is essential to the growth and diversification of our business. Thanks to Terminal 2, we will eventually be able to handle ten million passengers. Initially T2 will be open at peak times in order to relieve the pressure on Terminal 1 and accommodate passengers in greater comfort.”
Brussels South Charleroi Airport handled seven million passengers in 2016, with flights to over 150 destinations throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. It currently has six airline partners – Ryanair, Wizz Air, Pegasus Airlines, TUI fly, Air Corsica, and Belavia.
Services to destinations in the Schengen area may now depart from Terminal 1 or 2. The signage has been adapted and a colour code established for information relating to the different terminals. Information relating to Terminal 1 is in orange and that relating to Terminal 2 is in green-yellow.
On arrival at the airport, travellers simply need to follow the information relating to their flight on the screens in the car parks and at the entrance to the pre-screening tent installed on the former express car park. Having found their flight on the screen and depending on the departure terminal, passengers make their way to the terminal by following the colour-coded arrows.