Stimulate the economy

By ensuring a high level safety and efficiency of air transport, Belgocontrol facilitates commercial exchanges and reinforces the airports and the companies that are active there. Belgocontrol contributes not just to the creation of employment in Belgium but it also stimulates the transport of merchandise, exports and imports. Belgocontrol acts as a veritable engine for the Belgian economy.

1. ABSOLUTE RECORDS

passager33.3 million

passengers travelled safely via Belgian airports in 2017


fret1.3 million

tons of freight were transported

2. A SOURCE OF EMPLOYMENT

emploi+ than 62,000

direct and indirect jobs are generated by the aeronautical industry in Belgium

croissance1.5%

of the internal job market in Belgium

euros+ than € 6 billion

of added value are created by the aeronautical sector in Belgium, that is 1.5% of national GDP

avion8%

growth per annum for the aeronautical sector in Belgium

Source: National Bank of Belgium (2015))