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Amazing : BRU And ZRH Similarities!  
User currently offlineSAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

I just realised this when watching an overview of ZRH : BRU and ZRH are surprisingly similar

Have a look :


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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... Big grin

Are there any other airports that resemble each other this much in runway and terminal configuration?

Cheers SAA-SAL

SAA B747 SP, Luxavia B747 SP
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User currently offlineSAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Come on , I'm sure someone has something to add

SAA B747 SP, Luxavia B747 SP
User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

There is one big difference: ZRH has some politicians against the airport...!

User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Unique, also BRU is used as an electoral toy...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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  Big grin

The same with the noise regulations, it all goes about politics. Disgusting.


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