Brussels Airlines gradually resumes flights from Brussels Airport

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By admin April 4, 2016 19:31

Brussels Airlines gradually resumes flights from Brussels Airport

Brussels Airlines is gradually resuming its flights out of Brussels Airport. “While our thoughts remain deeply with the great human suffering, our colleagues do their utmost to bring our passengers to their destination,” says CEO Bernard Gustin.

Brussels Airport, which is the home of Brussels Airlines, was immediately closed to all passenger traffic after the attacks of March 22. The airport partially reopened yesterday (April 3) with Brussels Airlines resuming flights to and from its home base. The carrier operated three flights to European destinations: Faro, Athens and Turin. From today (April 4), Brussels Airlines’ flight offer from Brussels Airport will be gradually expanded with long haul flights and additional European flights.

Due to infrastructural limitations, only a limited amount of flights can be operated out of Brussels Airport. Therefore Brussels Airlines continues to operate part of its flight schedule from  the regional airports of Liège and Antwerp. Some long haul flights continue to be operated from Frankfurt and Zurich. Whenever possible, these flights will gradually be offered from Brussels Airport again.

“Our thoughts remain with everyone affected by the attacks of March 22nd,” says Brussels Airlines CEO Bernard Gustin. “These past 11 days, we have been working in extremely difficult operational and emotional conditions. We have done our utmost  to bring thousands of Brussels Airlines passengers to their destination. This was possible thanks to our own flights, but also thanks to flight options provided by partners. This was, is and will remain our first priority, in addition to the support given to our staff. I thank our customers for their understanding. We acknowledge that due to the circumstances, our service was not always on the level that our customers are used to getting from us. The many words of encouragement we received are heartwarming. The organization of our flights required an enormous commitment of our employees and services at the airports of Antwerp, Liege, Frankfurt and Zurich. I am very grateful for their outstanding efforts. They made the impossible possible. Finally, a huge thank you to Brussels Airport Company, which has worked day and night to reopen the airport. “

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By admin April 4, 2016 19:31