Brussels Airport has three runways at its disposal that can serve as take-off and landing runways.
Which runway is used at what time depends on many factors explained in the three following videos.
The first video contains all background information needed to understand the next two parts. The second video discusses the wind on and around Brussels airport as the wind is especially important in aviation. The last video deals with Preferential Runway Use: how does it work exactly, under which circumstances can it be deviated from and how can air traffic controllers decide to do so?
The animations in the videos are for reference only and do not represent real flown aircraft tracks.
Video 1 - Runway characteristics
Video 2 - Prevailing wind directions
Video 3- Runway selection process