Zaventem, the hub for COVID-19 vaccines


Just over a year ago, in a world first, the first flight carrying coronavirus vaccines left Brussels airport for the United States. Today, more than 750 million doses have already passed through our national airport (around half a billion for export and more than 200 million for import).

Every day, convoys of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines take off from Zaventem. The main destinations are Japan and the United States, but Belgium serves no fewer than 60 countries around the world.


This is not surprising when you consider that Brussels Airport has been specialising in the transport of pharmaceutical products for more than ten years and also offers optimal infrastructure for consignments of temperature-sensitive products, such as these vaccines. In addition, our airport has the largest surface area (over 35,000 square metres) in Europe of cold stores specifically for pharmaceutical products.