A new pier and air terminal serving budget flights is to be built at Brussels airport at Zaventem. The decision by the Brussels airport authority comes on the heels of a record summer at the airport, which saw a seven per cent growth in passenger traffic over the same period in 2006. Chief executive officer of Brussels Airport Wilfried Van Assche ascribed the strong performance primarily to the increased number of low-cost flights as well as to the variety of new destinations now on offer. Requiring an investment of