The Belgian Federation of Travel Agencies claims that the current security measures are causing major queues and are counter-productive. “The aim must be, in the short term, to return to a check-in within two hours,” the Federation (BTO) said in a statement on Monday (2 May).
BTO welcomes the partial reopening of the airport’s departure hall, where two explosions occurred on March 22.
However, the fact that travelers have yet to arrive three hours before departure is problematic, says the federation. It fears that passengers traveling on business (40 percent of total travelers) will opt for another airport.
The BTO requests the Belgian government to reconsider the security plan to enable a “normal” check-in. “We must find a fair compromise between security and passenger comfort,” BTO states.
The Brussels Times (Source: Belga)