Flight delays amid storm damage to Brussels terminal roof

Flight delays amid storm damage to Brussels terminal roof

Brussels Airport warned of more flight delays on Monday as a result of wind damage to a terminal roof overnight as Belgium was battered by a succession of storms.

"Due to the storm and the violent winds that blew last night, the roof of one of the airport terminals has suffered damage," spokesperson Ihsane Chioua Lekhli told Belga News Agency.

"As a result, in order to ensure the safety of passengers and personnel, a security perimeter has been set up on the tarmac, preventing access to a certain number of departure gates."

The airport's real-time passenger information showed a number of morning flight delays, mainly to departures.

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Sunday's Storm Franklin was the second time the terminal roof suffered damage, after the high winds from Storm Eunice on Friday, with the ongoing bad weather hampering repair efforts to return to full capacity.

The spokesperson added that a deterioration on Monday "could affect ground operations", after baggage handling was halted during the worst of Friday's gales.

The storm also caused a number of Ryanair flights into Brussels-South Charleroi airport to be diverted to Liège or Luxembourg on Sunday evening.

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