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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.

Security is everybody’s business: Brussels South Charleroi Airport launches a new awareness-raising campaign

Following the terrorist attack on Belgium on 22 March 2016, Brussels South Charleroi Airport and its security subsidiary, BSCA Security, have been actively working...

Belgium commemorates the second anniversary of the terror attacks at Brussels Airport in the presence of Prime Minister Charles Michel

Two years ago at 7.58 am the unimaginable happened at Brussels Airport. Today at that moment, we observe 1 minute of silence throughout the...

De Lijn bus stop near Brussels Airport renamed as “Memorial Garden”

At the suggestion of a Brussels Airport Company staff member, who was deeply affected by the attacks on 22 March 2016, De Lijn bus...

Belgian sculptor Olivier Strebelle, who created “Flight in Mind” for Brussels Airport, died at the age of 90

The sculptor Olivier Strebelle died on Saturday at 9 pm at the age of 90, his son confirmed on Sunday. This Belgian sculptor, a member...

Antwerp and Ostend-Bruges Airports commemorate Brussels attacks

Tomorrow the management and staff of Antwerp and Ostend-Bruges International Airport will commemorated the attacks on Brussels airport last year. Both Flemish airports handled many...

On 22 March, Belgium will commemorate the anniversary of the terror attacks at Brussels Airport in the presence of King Philip

On 22 March 2017 Brussels Airport will commemorate the attacks on the airport last year with a brief ceremony in front of the departure...

Brussels Airport departures hall and the Diamond building façades are being equipped with reflective safety glass

Final stage in the renovation works Brussels Airport Company started the final stage of the renovation of the passenger terminal. The façades of the departures...

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...