The International Air Transport Association has come forward to scrap the night flight ban at Brussels Zaventem Airport. IATA claims that the move is premature and would breach the international obligations under the ‘balanced approach’ to noise, which determines that airport curfews should be considered a last resort. Rafael Schvartzman, regional vice president, Europe, IATA said: “The noise concerns of the community around Brussels airport must be heard, but it is profoundly unfortunate that Minister Gilkinet has attempted to circumvent the Balanced Approach, which is the long-accepted and successful international process for managing airport noise impacts.” “The Balanced Approach specifically helps to

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