882,756 million passengers crossed the tarmac at Charleroi airport in January 2021, an 86% drop compared with 2020.

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Charleroi, 15 February 2021 – Brussels South Charleroi Airport welcomed 82,756 passengers during the month of January 2021. This represents a 86% fall in traveller numbers compared with 2020. A January marked by the end of the Christmas holidays, but also the ban on non-essential travel.

“Around the world, the airline industry is still expecting a rather complicated first half of 2021,” explains Philippe Verdonck, CEO of Brussels South Charleroi Airport. “The suspension of non-essential travel that came into force in January is having an even bigger impact on the number of flights run by our airlines and passenger occupancy figures.”

In January 2021, 82,756 passengers crossed the tarmac at Charleroi airport, an 86% drop compared with 2020. Morocco, Spain and Romania were the flagship destinations for January.


When it came to commercial flights, the airport recorded a 73% reduction compared with 2020.


As this year began, our partner Wizz Air announced the launch of a new destination from Charleroi airport to Sarajevo. This route will be available from 21 May 2021. There will be two flights a week, on Mondays and Fridays.



If you have any questions about safety measures, how we are dealing with travellers and to prepare for your trip, Brussels South Charleroi Airport’s website is updated on a regular basis. It is available at http://www.brussels-charleroi-airport.com.

You can also read the full COVID-19 plan at https://www.brussels-charleroi-airport.com/fr/FAQ-COVID19