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Amazing : BRU And ZRH Similarities!

Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:53 pm

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

Have a look :

BRU :
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ZRH :
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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?

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RE: Amazing : BRU And ZRH Similarities!

Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:06 pm

Come on , I'm sure someone has something to add
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RE: Amazing : BRU And ZRH Similarities!

Fri Aug 22, 2003 7:59 pm

There is one big difference: ZRH has some politicians against the airport...!
 
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RE: Amazing : BRU And ZRH Similarities!

Fri Aug 22, 2003 8:05 pm

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.

Regards
Frederic