While Antwerp Airport is compact, it manages to accommodate nearly 300,000 passengers a year flying to 12 European destinations. We will see the airport, not only from the perspective of a passenger, but also behind the scenes where most passengers never go: aircraft hangars, the fire department.
The airport recently celebrated its 95th anniversary, so the long history of the airport itself and of aviation in Antwerp will be brought to life. The airport’s collection of World War I planes and the famous SV4 will be on display, as part of the Stampe & Vertongen Museum.
Where: Luchthavenlei, Deurne. The tour starts in the Arrivals Hall.
Time: 10 AM. The tour will last 2 hours. Please plan to arrive by 9:45 so we can start on time.
Getting there: Bus 51, 52 and 53 run every 15 minutes from platform 11 at Berchem train station. Get off at the stop “Luchthavenlei” which is right in front of Aldi. It is a 6 minute ride and then a 50m walk to the airport.
If you are driving, park in Parking 2 (fee to be paid). As you approach the airport, Parking 2 is immediately to the right, before you get to the traffic circle.
Cost: Members €15; guests €20.
To register: Please sign up with Kathryn Passmore or Sue Van Looy, by Wednesday March 13th. Due to airport security regulations, we need to provide participant information to the airport. When registering, please include the following information for each participant:
Friends and partners are welcome. There are still several places available, so please join us!
Payment: Transfer the appropriate amount to the ABIW account, mentioning your name(s) and “Airport”. The deadline for both registration and payment is Wednesday March 13th. Receipt of payment confirms your booking.
Notes: Group size is limited to 25 participants.
Be sure to have your Belgian ID card with you during the tour.
There are no stairs on this tour.