Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Brussels National Airport at Zaventem is completely closed for all of today (Wednesday) and will remain so until the evening, on the day following the departure hall attacks which caused at least fifteen deaths.
So indicated the airport’s spokeswomen, Florence Muls, on Wednesday morning. No passenger or freight flights are anticipated.
The attack caused at least fifteen deaths, the spokeswomen indicated, the victims subsequently dying in the various hospitals. There may also be a sixteenth person who has died, she adds, without being able to be more specific.
“The Crown Prosecutor’s Office is pursing its investigations. We have no access to the area,” she specifies. “No passenger or freight flights are anticipated on Wednesday. We are not yet in a position to confirm that it will be business as usual on Thursday.”
The security perimeter put in place on Tuesday after the attacks is still in place and may remain so at least until Wednesday night, a police source has stated. It is pointless going to the airport today.