With nearly 25.7 million passengers in 2018 Brussels Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe and the main airport in Belgium. Brussels Airport connects the capital of Europe to 248 destinations around the globe, served by 80 airlines. Over the past few years, Brussels Airport has grown into a multimodal transport hub of which passengers, airlines, commercial partners and staff and the interaction between them are the cornerstones. Brussels Airport is the second most important economic growth pole in Belgium with a 1.8% share in the national GDP and an added value for Belgium of € 3.2 billion. Commercial passenger flights and cargo activities at Brussels Airport together generate direct and indirect employment for 60,000 people.