Thousands leave Brussels airport without their suitcases, after baggage belt breaks
Thursday, 27 June 2019
1,400 fliers have had to leave Zaventem without their luggage today. Credit: Flickr.
A total of 1,400 passengers had to leave Brussels Zaventem airport without their luggage on Thursday, due to a problem on one of the baggage belts, reports Belgian media.
“It was busy at the airport and one of the baggage belts that had to take the suitcases from the check-in to the baggage hall could not handle the large amount of suitcases”, said Nathalie Pierard, spokesperson for Brussels Airport.
“As a result, the check-in had to be done manually, with the result that some passengers had to leave without suitcases”, Pierard said.