Airlines begin gradual resumption of Brussels flights

Airlines begin gradual resumption of Brussels flights

Ryanair is to resume the majority of its flights from Brussels Zaventem airport from Friday amid heightened security.

Europe’s largest low cost carrier had diverted services to the city’s Charleroi airport in the wake of the March 22 terrorist attacks on the Belgian capital’s main airport and metro.

Services from Berlin, Dublin, Palma, Venice and Malaga will continue to use Charleroi until April 19.

EasyJet returned to Zaventem yesterday with a service from Geneva but all other Brussels flights are continuing to use Lille as an aternative until Friday.

“We will communicate the plan to customers on flights from Saturday 9th April onwards 24-48 hours before their flight,” the airline said.

British Airways returns to Zaventem tomorrow after running flights to Liege on a temporary basis, but with a reduced schedule which will be in place for “a number of weeks”.

Zaventem partially re-opened on Sunday with airlines gradually returning flights. Increased security checks and a temporary bag drop area are in place.

BA said: “Only customers with a confirmed booking will be allowed into the temporary airport terminal which has been created.

“We have disabled the ability to use mobile boarding cards on all flights from Brussels for the coming weeks as these will not be accepted by the authorities as proof of travel.

“At the request of the authorities at Brussels airport, we ask that customers arrive two hours in advance of their scheduled flight departure time.

“Customers should do all they can to keep their hand and hold luggage to a minimum as there will be extra security checks on all items.

“All customers and their baggage will go through initial security screening in the temporary facility.

“There will be further security screening once customers arrive in the main building as they make their way to the aircraft.”


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