Update Sep 9, 2012: Unfortunately, the Exxit lounge no longer exists. Bruxx.be – “This hidden gem proved to be somewhat too hidden But we are continuously working on new projects, so keep an eye on BRUXX.be“
Pic: BRUXX.be – Fly low cost from Brussels Airport (BRU)
Bruxx.be is an initiative from The Brussels Airport Company to attract more budget travelers to Brussels Airport (BRU) One of the main advantages of Brussels Airport is it’s central location, easy accessible by highway and trains from anywhere in Belgium and only 7 miles/11km from downtown Brussels. An alternative like Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL), used by low cost carrier RyanAir, is 34 miles/55 km away from Brussels and often ‘surprises’ low cost flyers with an additional long bus or taxi journey to their final destination. Brussels Airport also offers the infrastructure and services which international business travelers expect, a plus for budget travelers who can enjoy the same relaxing environment.
The Bruxx.be website acts as aggregator for low fares on 9 airlines serving Brussels Airport: Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, airBaltic, Blue Air, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, JetairFly, Thomas Cook Airlines and Vueling. On top of providing an easy way to find the lowest fares to/from BRU, Bruxx also offers additional services at it’s free EXXIT lounge at Brussels Airport.Pic: EXXIT lounge entrance near gate A39 at Brussels Airport (Jan 2012)
Bruxx targets 18-34 year old leisure travelers, which explains the limited opening hours of the free Exxit lounge: Fridays and Saturdays 6.15 am to 7.45 pm. The lounge entrance is quite hidden, located near gate 39 at Pier A (Schengen destinations, African destinations and the SN JFK flights as of June 1, 2012)Pic: Free EXXIT lounge by BRUXX at Brussels Airport (Jan 2012)
Once inside you’ll find a spacious environment with free wifi, free PS3 gaming consoles, comfy bean bags, soft-drink & snack vending machines and extra restrooms. They even organize parties for people who got something to celebrate! Just drop them an email at EXXIT@BRUXX.be Enjoy!Pic: Free spacious EXXIT lounge by BRUXX at Brussels Airport (Jan 2012)