Firstly the terminal structure :
> Both airports have opened a new intra european terminal (BRU opened it in 2002 , ZRH in 2003)
> Both airports have an older international terminal catering mostly for widebodies
> Both airports have a smaller secondary terminal which will be earmarked for improvement in case of future expansion
Secondly the runway structure :
> both airports have three runways in a Z configuration , although at ZRH it seems as though the two parallel runways (which aren't that parallel...) can't be used simultaneosly.
Thirdly : both airports have lost their flag carriers in 2001 (SABENA and Swissair)
Forthly : before the bankruptcy of the aforementionned airlines both airports had similar passenger levels : about 20 million pax in 2000.
quite amazing how these two airports resemble each other! Although it seems that BRU has more scope for expansion , just my 2 cents...
Are there any other airports that resemble each other this much in runway and terminal configuration?
Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1738 times:
Unique, also BRU is used as an electoral toy...
When politicians go so far that they want that all cargos and charters divert to Lille + regional Belgian airports as CRL, and wish that BRU only has a few regional jet flights a day, you can't say that BRU has supportive behaviour
The same with the noise regulations, it all goes about politics. Disgusting.