Brussels Airport reopened on Sunday, twelve days after the attacks. If there were only three flights operated, the number will be strongly revised upwards in the coming days: Brussels Airlines will schedule 100 flights on Tuesday, either departing or arriving from Brussels to Europe and Africa and even New York.
Good news for passengers taking a flight Brussels Airlines in the coming days: perhaps you will not have to go to another airport to take off. With some luck, your plane will take off from Brussels Airport, which reopened on Sunday.
The airline plans to schedule more than 100 flights at Brussels on Tuesday, announced its spokesman Geert Sciot. This will represent half of the usual number!
In more detail, there will be 48 departures to destinations in Europe, 5 to Africa and one flight to New York. To know if your flight is concerned, visit the airline’s website.
More than 50 return flights from around the world are also planned. So we are far from the 3 flights that took off on Sunday for resuming service at the airport! There should also be about 20 flights on Monday, with the resumption of intercontinental routes.
Back to normal at the end of 2016?
For now, 800 passengers can be registered per hour: this corresponds to about 20% of the normal capacity of the airport. It may take until the end of 2016 for Zaventem is running again at full speed.