Diegem

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Diegem church spire
Brussels Airlines head office in Diegem

Diegem is a town in the municipality of Machelen, Flemish Brabant, Belgium.

Its gothic church, inaugurated in 1543, in the centre of town, has a conspicuous tiered spire.[1]

The town is served by Diegem railway station, which is situated on the BrusselsLeuven railway line between Haren Zuid and Zaventem stations.

A portion of Brussels Airport is located in Diegem.[2] Diegem's situation just outside the Brussels-Capital Region and close to the R0 (the Brussels orbital motorway) mean it has a large number of business premises.[citation needed]

Its postal code is 1831.

Football club Diegem Sport is the town club and plays in the Belgian Third Division.

Brussels Airlines has its corporate head office in the b.house on the grounds of Brussels Airport and in Diegem.[2][3] Brussels Airlines formed in 2006 as a result of a merger between SN Brussels and Virgin Express.[4]

References

  1. ^ Sainte Catherine's and Saint Cornelius' church (in Diegem)
  2. ^ a b "bedrijf.jpg." Machelen. Retrieved on 25 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Corp – Contact Us." Brussels Airlines. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Sabena reborn: SN Brussels-Virgin Express merger 'set to take former Belgian flag carrier brand'." Flight Global. 27 October 2006. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.

Coordinates: 50°53′39″N 4°26′08″E / 50.894232°N 4.435623°E / 50.894232; 4.435623