American, Delta, and United have provided statements on the horrible attacks that took place this morning in Belgium. United provided details on their arriving flights from IAD and EWR while Delta gave updates on their flights from ATL and JFK. Meanwhile, American confirmed that their check-in area was not hit as part of the attack (as had been erroneously reported by some media outlets). Crew and staff for all three airlines are fully accounted for and safe.
Delta‘s flight DL80, a Boeing 767-300ER with 151 passengers and 11 crew, from Atlanta to Brussels landed safely at the airport and all customers have deplaned. Delta’s flight DL42, a Boeing 767-300ER with 144 passengers and 11 crew, from New York to Brussels was diverted to Amsterdam. The airport remains closed for any flights to and from the Brussels Airport in Belgium. Delta will be actively working with customers with flights booked to, from or through Brussels to reaccommodate their travel plans. Delta has issued a travel waiver to assist impacted customers in rescheduling flights as necessary
The United family is deeply saddened by the tragedies in Brussels earlier today, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. The safety of our customers and crew remains our top priority, and all of our employees are safe and accounted for at this time. We had two arrivals at Brussels International Airport this morning. Flight 950 from Washington Dulles arrived at 7:01 a.m. and customers deplaned normally at the gate. Our second flight – flight 999 from Newark Liberty – was rerouted to a remote location and our customers and crew have deplaned. All remaining flights to and from Brussels International have been suspended until further notice from local authorities. We will share additional updates as soon as we are able.
American Airlines extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to those affected by the tragic events in Brussels earlier today. American is taking care of employees and customers at Brussels Airport. At this time, all of our airport employees and crew members are safe and accounted for with no reported injuries. American Airlines check-in operates at Row 8 of the departure hall, and the explosions did not occur at Row 8. American Airlines flight 751 from Brussels to Philadelphia has been canceled for today. When operations at the Brussels airport resume, we will reaccommodate our customers on available flights. Flight 750 from Philadelphia to Brussels is not scheduled for today. American has issued a travel policy for customers with reservations to Brussels who wish to change their itineraries. Customers booked for travel March 22 and March 23 may request a refund, select an alternate airport or reschedule travel through April 5.
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