Brussels Airport attacks

On the morning of 22 March 2016, three coordinated nail bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maelbeek/Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. In these attacks, 31 victims and three suicide bombers were killed, with a fourth suspect on the run, and 300 people were injured. Another bomb was found during a search of the airport. The organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The bombings were the deadliest act of terrorism in Belgium’s history. The Belgian government declared three days of national mourning.

22 March terror attacks suspect worked at Brussels Airport

Youssef E.A., suspect number 8 in the 22 March terror attacks investigation, worked at Brussels Airport. The man, a childhood friend of Khalid El...

Stewardess of iconic picture after Brussels attacks: “That photo saved my life”

Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws had an exclusive interview with Nidhi Chaphekar, the woman of the iconic picture that was taken after the terrorist...

Brussels Airport partially reopens the departure hall on 1 May

The departure hall at Brussels Airport will be partially open on 1 May. It took less than 40 days for the Brussels Airport staff...

New flight schedule at Brussels Airport from 2 May

Date of reopening of the departure lounge as yet unknown From Monday 2 May a new flight schedule will take effect at Brussels Airport. The...
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Jetairfly gets all its flights back to Brussels Airport as of Monday, May 2

As of Monday, May 2, Jetairfly will again carry out all of its flights from Brussels Airport. The airline will return with its usual schedule...

The Brussels Airport departure hall could reopen next Monday, May 2

According to Raphaël Meulders in La Libre Belgique, work is progressing faster than expected at Brussels Airport. The departure hall which heavily damaged by...

Brussels Airport temporary check-in has drawn fierce criticism from Tony Tyler (IATA)

Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of IATA strongly condemns the temporary check-in system at Brussels Airport, installed after the 22 March attacks. Extending the security...

Emirates Airlines returns to Brussels from 15th of April

Emirates will fly to Brussels on Friday 15th April for the first time in over three weeks since the March 22 terror attacks in...

Fighting against millions of euros losses: a new race against time has started at Brussels Airport

Translation of an article from HLN.BE, with permission Brussels Airport has been successfully relaunched. But now a new race begins against time. To reduce the...

Brussels Airlines presents “Trident” to staff

A ceremony had been foreseen weeks in advance, for special guests and for the press. Brussels Airlines was to reveal its third Airbus A320...

Brussels Airlines re-launches first three flights from Brussels Airport after attacks

Brussels Airlines today operated the first three flights from Brussels Airport after the 22 March attacks. The first flight was SN1901 to Faro (Portugal), operated...

Brussels Airlines gradually resumes flights from Brussels Airport

From tomorrow onwards, Brussels Airlines gradually resumes its flights out of Brussels Airport. "While our thoughts remain deeply with the great human suffering, our...

Brussels Airport will reopen Sunday for passengers, with three Brussels Airlines flights

At a press conference held Saturday at 15h30, Brussels Airport CEO Arnaud Feist announced that flights would resume tomorrow Sunday with 3 Brussels Airlines flights...

Belgian Interior Minister Jambon understands “concerns” of Brussels Airport police, but wants a resumption of activities

The Interior Minister, Jan Jambon, said Friday he "understand the security concerns" of the police of Brussels Airport after the suicide bombings of 22 March, but...

Brussels Airport: police unions have rejected the proposal of the authorities

While negotiations seemed broken between airport police and the authorities, a new proposal was presented to the unions, the latter said to the Belga news...

Brussels Airport est prête d’un point de vue opérationnel pour redémarrer les vols passagers

Brussels Airport Company a reçu le feu vert du service des pompiers et de la Direction Générale du Transport aérien (DGTA) pour une reprise...

Brussels Airport is operationeel klaar om vluchten te herstarten

Brussels Airport Company heeft groen licht gekregen van de brandweerdiensten en het Directoraat-Generaal van de Luchtvaart (DGLV) voor een gedeeltelijke heropstart van de passagiersvluchten...

Brussels Airport ready to re-start from an operational viewpoint. No flights until Friday night

Brussels Airport Company has received a green light from the fire department and the Directorate-General for Air Transport (DGTA) to re-launch passenger flights. However,...

Brussels Airport will not reopen for passengers before Thursday, March 31, afternoon

Brussels Airport has announced that passenger flights will not resume before Thursday afternoon, at the earliest. The test of the temporary check-in area that has been...

Crisis communications lessons from Brussels attacks – what can airlines learn?

  Link to the original article: Crisis communications lessons from Brussels attacks – what can airlines learn? By Marco Serusi on March 25, 2016 The recent events in...