Brussels Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe, handling 26,4 million passengers and 667,220 tonnes of freight annually. Brussels Airport links the European capital with 236 passenger and cargo destinations worldwide that are served by 74 different airlines. (figures 2019). Brussels Airport caters for the specific needs of the business travellers, and also has the largest low-fare offer in Belgium. Brussels Airport is the second most important centre of economic growth in Belgium providing direct and indirect employment for 64,000 people. Brussels Airport is operated by Brussels Airport Company. The shareholders are the Belgian State (25 percent) and a consortium of private investors (75 percent).