Three Brussels Airlines flights departed for Faro in Portugal, Turin in Italy, and Athens today amidst enhanced security procedures. Under the new security arrangements:
- Vehicles and passengers traveling to the temporary departures area will be screened on the access road. Special cameras will check license plates
- An additional police check and ID and boarding pass check will take place at the entrance to the temporary departures area. Those not flying will not be allowed in
- Passengers will then proceed towards the departure gates, undergoing the usual access and security controls
Brussels Airlines has officially announced a late-morning flight to New York tomorrow as well as flights to Gambia, Senegal and Cameroon. In total, the carrier plans 48 European departures from Brussels Airport and six inter-continental flights.
Meanwhile, Delta says that they have suspended flights to Brussels from Atlanta until March 2017 due to weakened demand. They will continue to operate their JFK flight once they have approval to resume service.
Airport chief executive Arnaud Feist said: “These flights are the first hopeful sign from an airport that is standing up straight after a cowardly attack.” The airport hopes to resume a normal schedule by early July.