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Everything You Should Know About Flying In and Out of Brussels Airport

Traveling in and out of Belgium’s capital city of Brussels has been tense since the March 22nd terror attacks, which left 32 dead and the city on edge. However, officials have been working hard to restore normalcy to the European travel hub’s usually bustling flight schedule. While the Brussels Airport symbolically reopened on April 3rd with three departing flights, today it will se...

Belgian transportation minister resigns amid criticism about airport security

Belgium’s transportation minister resigned Friday in the wake of revelations that she failed to act on a secret report that had warned of inadequate security measures at Brussels Airport a year before last month’s suicide bombings there. The report, prepared by European Union airport security inspectors last April, found serious deficiencies in the way surveillance, passenger and lu...

Strike action continues at bomb-damaged Brussels airport

 Belgian air traffic controllers continued their wildcat strike for a second day on Wednesday, forcing the cancellation of flights at Brussels airport and angering the government as the nation struggles to recover from last month's suicide bombings. Prime Minister Charles Michel said the controllers made an "irresponsible choice" by walking out at this stage and said the gove...

Brussels Airport sees return of major foreign carriers

Last week and this week, many airlines have returned to Brussels Airport. With flights optimally spread over the 18 hours available a day, an average of 225 flight can take off and 225 flights can land every day. Given the current passenger payload of the aircrafts, this corresponds with the forecast 800 departing passengers per hour in the temporary check-in structure. The large majority of th...

Brussels airport resumes flights after terror attcks

A Brussels Airlines flight heading to the Portuguese city of Faro has taken off from Brussels Airport — the first passenger flight to leave the airport since suicide bombings on March 22 blew up its departures terminal. Arnaud Feist, the CEO of Brussels Airport Co., says the three flights leaving Sunday are "a sign of hope" that even partial passenger service could resume so soo...

Airlines Continue to Offer Refunds and Waivers for Brussels Flights

Travelers who booked trips through Brussels have options while the airport in the Belgian capital remains closed after last month’s bombings. Passengers whose flights on U.S. airlines are canceled can get a full refund. The airlines are also allowing passengers to rebook without paying the usual ticket-change fee, but the terms differ by carrier. Customers who want to rebook or request...

'The heart of Europe' has stopped beating, for now

Struck by suicide bombers 10 days ago, the airport known as "the heart of Europe" has stopped beating temporarily, causing headaches for thousands of business and vacation travelers, and painful financial losses for Belgium's capital and tourism industry. It's still unclear when Brussels Airport will reopen. But a key hurdle appeared to have been cleared Friday ev...

Brussels Airport To Partially Reopen On Friday

Brussels airport said it will partially reopen for passenger flights on Friday evening, following the March 22 bomb attacks. Casting doubt on those plans however, airport police warned of a planned strike on Sunday in protest over what they said were lax security measures planned by authorities. "The measures proposed by the authorities are insufficient," Belgian broadcaster RTBF c...

Brussels attacks: Police release airport terminal

Belgian police investigating the deadly Brussels airport blasts that killed 28 travellers have concluded their investigations on site, officials say. A provisional survey of the terminal found the main building was stable. Meanwhile, a Belgian news agency says prosecutors charged a second man in connection with a foiled attack in the Paris region. There is no confirmation. Belgian police...

Brussels Airport Closed Until At Least March 29 After Bombing

Flights at Brussels Airport will not resume until at least Tuesday in the wake of this week's deadly terror attack which destroyed much of its check-in hall, it was announced Saturday. Two bombs ripped through the departure hall Tuesday, killing at least 10 people there and injuring scores. Incoming flights have been diverted and airlines have scrambled to rebook passengers on flights to...

Brussels airport suspends flights through the weekend

Travelers in Belgium hoping for a return to normalcy will have to wait until at least Monday, the airport has announced. Brussels Airport, which was the site of the explosions that killed 13 and injured 80 on Tuesday, will remain closed through Sunday as investigators continue to comb through the site for evidence. The airport was originally scheduled to be closed through Friday.  &q...

Belgium admits 'errors' over Brussels attacks

Belgian ministers under fire for intelligence failings over Tuesday’s deadly suicide attacks in Brussels admitted "errors" and offered to resign Thursday as police hunted two suspects still at large after the bombings. The interior and justice ministers tendered their resignations as pressure mounted on Belgium's government over claims it ignored the deportation of airp...