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Ostend–Bruges International Airport

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Ostend–Bruges International Airport , commonly known simply as Ostend Airport, is an international airport located south southwest of Ostend, West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, near the coast and about from the city centre of Bruges. Although freight transport is the focus of a large proportion of its activities, the airport is increasingly used for passenger flights, mainly charter and holiday flights organised by tour operators. It is also often used for private business flights. History During the Second World War, the Luftwaffe moved the airfield of Ostend-Stene to a site in the territory of the municipality of Middelkerke, five kilometres southwest of Ostend. It played a major role in the air battle with Britain. After the war, the airport of Raversijde-Middelkerke was turned into an international airport by the Department of Airways which had been established by that time. In 1992, the ownership of the regional Flemish airport was tran
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