Introduction of Antwerp International Airport
Antwerp International Airport (IATA: ANR, ICAO: EBAW), a small international airport, is located 2.9 nautical miles south of the City of Antwerp in the Province of Antwerp in the Flemish Region of Belgium. The airport is used for some scheduled and charter flights as well as business and general aviation and served 273,130 passengers in 2017. The apron features ten stands for smaller airliners such as the Fokker 50. As there are no jet bridges, walk-boarding is used. Due to its short runway length only just over 1,500 m, it is not possible to operate aircraft larger than the Boeing 757 at the airport. The nearest larger international airports are Brussels Airport, approximately 40 km to the south, and Eindhoven Airport, approximately 80 km (50 mi) to the northeast. The airport is home to several flying schools, aircraft maintenance and repair workshops, operators of business jets, to several hangars for private aircraft, and to the Museum Stampe-Vertongen.