Travel Alert for Passengers to/from Brussels, Belgium Airport

UPDATE March 28 – It appears the Brussels airport will now be closed through Tuesday, March 28. See the latest updates on the airport website or follow the airport on Twitter.

UPDATE  March 24 – No passenger flights into and out of Brussels Airport through Sunday, March 27, per the airport.

UPDATE March 24 – The Brussels airport will remain closed to passenger flights through Friday, March 25.

See updates on the  Europe Travel Alert

March 22, 2016 – Due to a serious incident, officials in Belgium shut down the Brussels Airport (BRU) this morning. All flights to and from the city have been cancelled. Airlines are allowing travelers to change tickets with no financial penalty.

Airlines Affected by Brussels Airport Closure

Here is a partial list of airlines affected by closure, what each is doing for passengers plus links to carrier websites and Twitter feeds. Note: Tweets may provide the most up-to-date information on this travel alert.

  • Aer Lingus: The airline provides phone numbers and online options for making flight changes. More on Aer Lingus’ website and Twitter.
  • Air Canada: The airline notes several delays and cancellations. More on Air Canada’s website and Twitter.
  • American: Change fees waived for flights through March 23 but we expect that will be extended. More on American’s website and Twitter.
  • British Airways: Numerous cancelled flights due to this “security incident”. More on British Airways website and Twitter.
  • Brussels Airlines: The airline posted about “two explosions” and notes the airport is closed until further notice. More on Brussels’ website and Twitter.
  • Delta: The airline said its New York-Brussels flight has been diverted to Amsterdam. More on Delta’s website and Twitter.
  • Lufthansa: The airline says two flights from Frankfurt and Munich have been rerouted to Liege or Cologne. More on Lufthansa’s website and Twitter.
  • Ryanair: “A number of flights have been cancelled” and we counted at least two dozen. More on Ryanair’s website and Twitter.
  • United: The airline tweeted, “Our employees and crews are safe. Our thoughts are with all the people in Brussels.” More on United’s website and Twitter.

We will update with more information as it becomes available


Updated: March 28, 2016