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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.

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...

Crisis management en samenwerken: dit kunnen we leren van Brussels Airlines

Every dark cloud has a silver lining. Dat bewijst de manier waarop Brussels Airlines de duizenden vragen van bezorgde klanten behandelde die binnenkwamen via...

Brussels Airport to restart soon at one fifth of capacity

If the tests of the preliminary check-in procedure on Tuesday morning are successful, Brussels Airport will again be operational at the earliest on Wednesday,...

First analysis of damage in terminal Brussels Airport

A team of engineers, technicians and independent external experts have carried out a first analysis of the damage caused by the explosions at Brussels...

AEGEAN offers alternative flights to/from Lille on 29th and 30th of March, 2016 as Brussels Airport remains closed until further notice

AEGEAN offers alternative flights to/from Lille on 29th and 30th of March, 2016 as Brussels Airport remains closed until further notice As it is very...

PHOTOS: Belgian Red Devils commemorate victims of Brussels attacks at Airport

The Belgian Red Devils have commemorated the victims of the terror attacks at Brussels Airport. Before their departure to Portugal on a special Brussels Airlines flight,...

Brussels Airport in full preparation for partial restart

In the past few days, Brussels Airport has made an extensive analysis of the terminal infrastructure and of the various possible scenarios for a...

The exploit of Brussels Airlines: going from one airport to four in only a few days

By Steven Swinnen - Translation André Orban It is with a much puzzled mind, short nights and high phone bills, but Brussels Airlines remained on...

De krachttoer van Brussels Airlines: van één naar vier luchthavens

Het is met veel kopbrekens, korte nachten en gepeperde telefoonrekeningen, maar Brussels Airlines is amper twee dagen aan de grond gebleven. Nu Zaventem in...

Happy Easter to all Luchtzak members, readers and friends

The Luchtzak team wishes all its members, readers and friends a very Happy Easter. The whole aviation community has been shocked by the tragic attacks at...

Former spokesman of Brussels Airport reacts sharply to the attacks

On Facebook, Jan Van der Cruysse (55) for the first time Friday responded to the attacks of last Tuesday. Van der Cruysse was from...

Brussels Airport to relocate its check-in desks

A team of engineers, technicians and independent external experts have carried out a first analysis of the damage caused by the explosions at Brussels...