Have a look :
Photo © Jan Aertgeerts
Photo © Denis Roschlau
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?