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Brussels, Belgium, Airport update

Brussels Airlines: Still no Zaventem Airport flights

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent  Mar 25, 2016

Brussels Airlines flights into and out of Zaventem Airport in Brussels, Belgium, remain shut down until further notice due to the recent terror attack that occurred there.

In another part of the world, the airline has resumed operations out of the airline's East Africa destinations Kigali and Entebbe, where special flight SN 1467 left Kigali at 2300 hours local time for Entebbe to pick up passengers from Uganda before proceeding at 0150 hours to Zurich. From there, Star Alliance partners Swiss and Lufthansa will ensure that passengers destined for onward long-haul flights will reach home, while passengers traveling to Brussels will very likely be flown on to either Antwerp or Liege.

From these two airports, Brussels Airlines now serves a number of European destinations as of a few hours ago, when their taskforce responsible to restore air operations completed their mission and gave the thumbs up as the first flights began to arrive and depart.

Brussels Airlines, whose home airport is Zaventem is, as well as other airlines serving the European capital, have all faced serious downtime due to the terrorism attack at both the airport and the metro in Brussels. This latest development will be good news for passengers using the carrier to and from Kigali and Entebbe.

In the meantime, Brussels Airport has confirmed that all commercial flight operations will remain suspended until at least Sunday, March 27, inclusive to all forensic teams complete their daunting task before airport personnel can then begin to clear debris and begin repair work.

Brussels Airlines: Still no Zaventem Airport flights

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