The rules governing the economic regulation of Brussels Airport are listed in 2 royal decrees:
- Royal decree of 27 May 2004 transforming the Brussels International Airport Company (BIAC) into a limited company of private right and regarding the airport installations, as amended by the Royal Decree of 12 May 2011.
- Royal decree of 21 June 2004 granting the operating license of Brussels Airport to the limited company BIAC as amended by the Royal Decree of 12 May 2011.
On 15 March 2009, the European Directive 2009/12/EC on airport charges has become effective This Directive has been transposed in Belgian law by the above mentioned Royal Decrees of 12 May 2011.
Besides this regulation there are a number of documents of the International Convention on Civil Aviation (ICAO) that do not have a regulatory power but are considered to be recommendations and for that to be directorial.
- ICAO’s Policies on charges for airports and air navigation services – Eight edition – 2009
- ICAO’s Airport Economics Manual – Second edition – 2006