Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)

Located about 7.4 km from the city centre, Charleroi Airport (CRL) is regarded as the country’s second busiest airport with passenger traffic of over 7 million. There are 3 flying schools at the facility as well. 

Brussels South Charleroi Airport Wiki

The following table is an overview of CRL Airport indicated below:

AirportBrussels South Charleroi Airport
Airport TypePublic
OwnerGovernment of Wallonia
OperatorSociété Wallonne des Aéroports
ServesCharleroi and Brussels, Belgium
Hub forRyanair, Air Belgium, Young Cargo
Charleroi Airport CodeCRL
Charleroi Airport Terminals2
Brussels-South Charleroi Airport Runway1
Brussels South Charleroi Airport Coordinates50°27′36″N 004°27′10″E
Charleroi Airport Address6041 Charleroi, Belgium
Official Website
Official Phone Number32 71 25 12 59
Elevation614 ft / 187 m

Brussels South Charleroi Airport code

Charleroi Airport code is CRL. This airport derives its IATA code from the city of Charleroi in Belgium that it primarily serves. Its elevation above sea level is 187 meters. 


Brussels South Charleroi Airport

The Charleroi Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Brussels South Charleroi Airport Runway (CRL)

Brussels-South Charleroi Airport (CRL) features a single runway: 

06-248,366 ft148 ftAsphaltYes

Brussels South Charleroi Airport Terminal

Charleroi Airport (CRL) features two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. 

Terminal 1 commenced operations in 2008 with a capacity to handle 5 million passengers. Terminal 2 started operations in 2017 with a capacity to handle 10 million passengers. 

Nearest Airports to Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)

Some of the closest airports to CRL Airport are:

  • Brussels Airport – 68 km 
  • Antwerp International Airport – 105 km 
  • Liege Airport – 79 km 
  • Lille Airport – 117 km
  • Maastricht Aachen Airport – 130 km 
  • Ostend – Bruges International Airport  – 167 km 
  • Eindhoven Airport – 192 km 

Airlines Operating from Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)

The following airlines operate from Charleroi Airport:

  • Air Algerie 
  • Air Belgium
  • Air Corsica 
  • Belavia
  • Pegasus Airlines 
  • Ryanair
  • TUI fly Belgium
  • Wizz Air

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