Passenger flights will be partially resumed on Sunday
Saturday, 02 April 2016
Flights will be partially resumed on Sunday at Zaventem airport subject to an official approval. This was announced by Arnaud Feist, CEO of the airport. Besides standard safety measures, other controls will be put into place.
Three flights operated by Brussels Airlines (Faro, Turin and Athens) should take place on Sunday (3 April). “This restart of passenger flights, though partial, is a sign of hope,” Arnaud Feist said.
The airport has been “technically ready” for a partial resumption of passenger flights since Thursday when it received a green light from the emergency services and the Belgian Air Transport Authority.
The restart however was faced with a strike threat by the unions in the airport police who demanded enhanced security measures.
A consultation which took place on Friday night between union representatives and the office of interior minister Jan Jambon finally resulted in an agreement on strengthening security and opened the way for flights to be resumed at the airport.
The access to the temporary departure hall is located at the bus station level (level 0).
On top of the usual security rules, other controls will take place. First, there’s a car and passenger screening on the access road. In the temporary departure hall an additional police control and ID and boarding pass control will take place. Brussels airport advised its travelers to come three hours before the flight.