Despite having spent millions on updating Charleroi airport - it still remains a pretty poor neighbour to the 'real' Brussels airport. Very poor signposting to get there expensive and confusing car parking facilities poor (and expensive) public transport connections. The airport has aspirations to be a large international hub but frankly it still remains a local secondary airport - poor service lack of information things dont work - shops overpriced with very restricted hours. Even the security and border controls are slow and inefficient. Yes if you can get a cheap fare with Ryanair/Wizzair etc etc its OK but this comes at a price - sometimes it works (if you're not hit by a strike or foggy weather or a late night arrival and the airport closes) but overall not a particularly pleasant airport to fly in and out of.