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Bomb alert 'on two passenger flights' due to arrive at Brussels aiport

Bomb alerts have been reported on two passenger jets due to arrive at Brussels airport The alerts were reportedly radioed in from the aircraft to air traffic controld. The threats came from messages on Twitter, according to Belgian newspaper HLN. Both plane have now landed safely. The planes were both run by the Scandivian airline, SAS, one came from Oslo in Norway and the ot...

AIR OPS Europe a 'crucial' platform for business aviation support services community

A wide-range of industry-leading companies from the business aviation ground services community have confirmed their participation in AIR OPS Europe, a premier event taking place 12-13 October 2016 in Cannes, France, to network, debate policy and market ground support services. Among exhibitors registered are ABS Jets, Aerodit, Air BP, Air Service Basel, Air Support, Avfuel, BBA Aviation, DC...

Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks

Under extra security, the Brussels Airport reopened its departure hall Sunday for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in March. The airport had already resumed some flights, but passengers had been using a temporary check-in tent because of extensive damage to the departure hall from the twin suicide bombings that killed 16 people. Passengers on select flights started using...

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...