Tag: Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport Seeks to Generate 120,000 Jobs in 2040

Reading Time: 1 minute CEO of Brussels Airport Company (BAC) Arnaud Feist unveiled Thursday its strategic vision 2040, an ambition to double the activities and the job opportunities by 2040. The airport will start by optimizing its existing infrastructure by 2020. Air traffic is expected to increase over the next 20 years: about 3.8 percent per year for passenger […]

Brussels Airport Welcomed 2.4 Million Passengers in July

Reading Time: 1 minute 2.4 million passengers travelled through Brussels Airport in July, which makes it the second busiest month of July after the record month of July 2015. In spite of this rush, the average travel time from the Brussels Ring Road R0 to the departure gate did in general not exceed one hour for Schengen flights and […]

Bomb Threats Reported on Two Planes Due to Land at Brussels

Reading Time: 1 minute Bomb threats have been reported on two passenger planes which have landed at Brussels Airport. According to broadcaster VRT, currently two aircrafts are on the runway at the airport in Zaventem, Belgium. Fortunately, both planes landed safely. The planes are now being inspected. It is known that two planes involved were: SAS flight SK4745 from Oslo and SAS flight SK2591 […]

ACI: Europe Sees Growth In Q1 But March Is Flat

Reading Time: 1 minute Airports in Europe have seen freight volumes increase by 2.1 per cent in the first quarter despite March remaining flat, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says. During the first three months of 2015, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport was the busiest hub with volumes increasing by 4.9 per cent to 479,041 tonnes, ahead of Frankfurt […]

Brussels Airport Still Beset With Problems After March 22nd Bombings

Reading Time: 2 minutes In what has been described as a bizarre situation by the airport operator, increased security measures at Brussels airport have caused many flight delays and a good number of passengers to miss their flights. This includes the former Belgian Prime Minister, Yves Leterme, who missed his Budapest flight after being delayed by two hours and […]

Flights Cancelled To And From Brussels Airport As Air Traffic Controller Strike Disrupts Travel

Reading Time: 1 minute Air traffic into Brussels Airport, which reopened this month after a deadly bomb attack, was disrupted today as a strike among air traffic controllers continued. The airport, one of Europe’s busiest, had reopened on April 3 with limited capacity, restricted by temporary structures and tight security after bombs destroyed the departure hall on March 22. […]

Lufthansa To Restart Some Brussels Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Lufthansa will restart some flights to Brussels airport this week, after the airport’s partial reopening on Sunday following the suicide bomb attack that badly damaged its departure hall and killed 16 people last month Lufthansa said two flights each from Frankfurt and Munich would operate today, increasing to four departures from each of its hubs […]

Brussels Airport Reopens for Limited Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brussels Airport reopened on Sunday for three “symbolic” flights by Brussels Airlines following days of negotiations between airport authorities and police over new security measures. A Brussels Airlines departure to Faro, Portugal, marked the first flight operation since March 22, when a pair of bombs that detonated in the airport’s departure area killed 16 people […]

Airport Closure Costs Brussels Airlines €5m a Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes As Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium, remains closed following the March 22 deadly terrorist attacks, Brussels Airlines says the airport closure is costing it €5 million ($5.6 million) a day. This is putting Brussels Airlines in its deepest crises since it was established in 2002, spokesperson Wencke Lemmes told ATW in Brussels. “Our first priority […]

Brussels Airlines Temporarily Switches Operations to Antwerp, Liege

Reading Time: 1 minute As Brussels Airport remains closed following Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attacks, Brussels Airlines will transfer 10 Airbus A319/320s to Liege and five Avro regional jets to Antwerp to transport passengers during the busy Easter Holiday weekend. “Today, March 24, we plan to operate 44 flights from Liege and 20 flights from Antwerp. Tomorrow there are 66 […]