TriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 918 times:
To whom it may concern: the situation at Brussels National Airport in Belgium.
Next to additional security measures on the roads leading to the airport and in-depth checking of both checked baggage and carry-ons, no cargo or air mail is allowed on passenger aircraft for the time being. Next to all flights to the US, all flights to both Tel Aviv and Beirut have have been suspended.
TriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 885 times:
You might be right, Tca256. I based my statement on the information provided by BIAC (Brussels International Airport Company) directly. The spokesperson litterally said all flights to BEY and TLV were forbidden. I guess he may have overlooked LY...?!
At any rate, SN has also taken additional security measures, of which I cannot reveal anything for obvious reasons.
TriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 877 times:
I thought I'd add the following, straight from the BIAC Website. This is dated September 11.
Flights to USA
Status 21.15 H
SN533 to Boston : returned to Brussels - landed 16.50
SN581 to Montreal : returned to Brussels - landed 17.28
SN551 to New York : diverted to St. John (Canada)
SN535 to Washington : diverted to St. John (Canada)
SN539 to Chicago : diverted to Gander (Canada)
SN559 to Dallas : diverted to St. John (Canada)
UA951 to Washington : returned to Brussels - landed 19.36
AA89 to Chicago : returned to Brussels landed 17.52
CO61 to Newark : diverted to St John (Canada)
DL125 to Atlanta : diverted to Gander (Canada)
DL141 to New York : diverted to Gander (Canada)
US335 to Philadelphia : diverted to Halifax (Canada)
BG011 to New York : diverted to Boston (USA)
All flights mentioned above HAVE LANDED
All cargo flights from Brussels have been cancelled
- The passengers leaving for the United States or Israel are recommanded to contact their airline for confirmation of their flight.
- ALL passengers leaving on a flight tomorrow should take into account that queues are considerably longer due to increased security measures. We therefor advise them to come to the airport well in time.
Passengers TO THE USA can obtain more information at phone 02/753.73.00
Tca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 859 times:
Why are Beyrouth scheduled routes suspended ??
I mean, I've never thought this line could be
dangerous...you may mean about security in
Lebanon instead of a bomb in the aircraft ????????
I think LY aircrafts were just allowed to go back
in Israel and not to leave the country....that
seems to me more logical as Israeli embassies
abroad seem to have reduce their personal at
a high minimum level!
TriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 849 times:
At no point did I refer to anything like a bomb on board an aircraft, Tca256. Generally speaking however, you will agree that, given the circumstances, suspending the BEY flight for the time being doesn't seem like a farfetched option.
Indeed, chances of a bomb making it on board any aircraft anywhere in the Western world are now, more than ever, close to nihil.
TriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 836 times:
SN-A330, it's just what I heard the spokesman of BIAC say on TV, yesterday. I didn't have to go to work neither yesterday after the happenings, nor today, so I'm not sure, myself. I'm sure you'll get there without too much of a problem, but just make sure you do so in time. Remember the additional security measures tend to have long queues as a result.
BIAC also advises people who don't need to travel themselves, to stay out of the terminal building. It's kiss and ride...
Best regards and have a nice flight in case you're flying,