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Boavida
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Established02 wrote:
17 Mar 2018, 19:32
Building 3, accommodating the former DHL sorting centre, is now completely demolished.
When I see all this open space... and if they decide to demolish the old and ugly Swissport building next to it, I can't stop thinking this would be an ideal place for a completely new and 'open' terminal.

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Boavida wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 10:22
Established02 wrote:
17 Mar 2018, 19:32
Building 3, accommodating the former DHL sorting centre, is now completely demolished.
When I see all this open space... and if they decide to demolish the old and ugly Swissport building next to it, I can't stop thinking this would be an ideal place for a completely new and 'open' terminal.
Forget it.
Nothing for the PAX.
They are only after his money.

Came back from a trip yesterday; it feels that the whole "arrival-in-Belgium" is a sad story:
* old fashioned * chaotic * dirty (outside especially * cold and windy * not-maintained * dark

A shame for the country and for the Capital of Europe.

Where goes the benefit of BRU: only to the share-holders and the shopping area. ???

I can only call this amateurism. Are there no professionals at BRU ??

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^^ I completely agree.

Only the A pier and Connector are up to international standards. The rest of the airport is (as you said) old fashioned, chaotic and dirty. Especially the ENTIRE outside areas.

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The Old Terminal, or better saying, the leisure terminal will open again fully. The last construction works are on their way to bring in more daylight.
Remember also that this part was heavily damaged during the explosions.

But the good news is that it will become in full service again

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Atlantis wrote:
19 Mar 2018, 20:07
The Old Terminal, or better saying, the leisure terminal will open again fully.
Do you mean that only TUI will use it, or also Brussels Airlines for the flights taken over from TCAB? Other airlines?
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A normal 91st place for BRU in the Top 100 of World's Best Airports ranking, normal because of the way the airport has been managed since 22/3 and the way, especially the drop-off zone and parkings work. Totally unacceptable for a "first world" airport.

http://www.worldairportawards.com/Award ... ating.html

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Ansett wrote:
23 Mar 2018, 23:16
A normal 91st place for BRU in the Top 100 of World's Best Airports ranking, normal because of the way the airport has been managed since 22/3 and the way, especially the drop-off zone and parkings work. Totally unacceptable for a "first world" airport.
http://www.worldairportawards.com/Award ... ating.html
It's not 91 in the Top 100: it's 91 in the Top 500. They only mention the first 100: "...Please note that over 500 airports were covered in the survey but we only feature the top 100 listing here..."

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luchtzak wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 18:57
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It is improving, but there is still room before it looks like Tehran, Bombay or Singapore! But this is probably not the goal ... shame! 8-)

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^^ Just look at that picture. That's the entrance to the airport. This is the first impression people get:

- an ugly DHL/Swissport building from the 1970's on the left
- an ugly concrete car park on the right
- and an ugly concrete flyover/viaduct in the middle.

Welcome to "the heart of Europe".

I wonder if mister Arnaud Feist ever passes here. I guess not.


ps: to improve it all, they could build some shelter-structures... like this for example:

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But ofcourse they won't.

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Since this temporary drop off area is likely to be temporary for a long time given how BRU takes care of its pax, it would be a good idea indeed to cover the area against rain (and heavy sunshine) !

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JOVAN wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 11:27
Where goes the benefit of BRU: only to the share-holders and the shopping area. ???
Teachers in Canada.

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The B2 (Ex DHL,current swissport)has/will be gone by the end of 2019

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^^ Glad to hear that! That building is the biggest eyesore of the entire airport !

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Finally the Emirates A380 arrives tomorrow at BRU?

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Flying Scout wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 10:20
Before the attacks, there was a motorbike parking where parking was free of charge. I can't find any information of such a parking since. Anybody an idea if it still excists?
I see that parking area all the time when I take bus 12/21 to get to the city. It is next to the bus station on the arrivals level. There are many bikes and scooters parked there. As far as I observed, the way to there is the same as for the airport bus - except that you don't have to pass through the turnpike but take the bike path between the obstacles. It should be free of charge as there is nothing blocking the entrance area.
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Quing times +1hour 30minutes this eve at Brussels airport. Only 4 screening points open.
Lot of people missing their flights.
Speakers keep repeating: Due to exceptional reasons queus at security may be longer than usual. Anybody got any idea what that reason is?
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Asked the security agent. They say they are already working 2 hours over their normal shift. They say the airport didnt plan /order enough staff from the security company.

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Could be true. I am increasingly convinced the airport is run for its shareholders, not for its clients (airlines and passengers).

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