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Record numbers due at Brussels Airport from Thursday

09:58 25/06/2014

Record numbers of passengers are expected at Brussels Airport from Thursday, 26 June, the day when the holiday season kicks off in earnest. No less than 42,000 passengers are due to take to the skies from the airport on Thursday and on Friday, 27 June, that figure will rise to 44,000 – record numbers in comparison to figures from previous summers, states the airport.

The airport has made arrangements to cope with the influx, which is due to continue on Saturday (36,000), Sunday (42,000) and Monday (42,000).

Brussels Airport stewards will be available in the departure area to answer travellers’ questions and at the airport entrance, in the Kiss and Fly zone, to help police keep traffic moving, as passengers are dropped off with their luggage. Stewards will also be on hand to help passengers through the screening process.

The Brussels Airport website and social media will inform travellers of peak numbers in the airport via a colour-coding scheme: green (normal), orange (busy), red (very busy).

The airport is advising passengers to use public transport to minimise traffic queues at the airport; to make use wherever possible of the Kiss and Fly zone where passengers can be dropped off by car but parking is not permitted and, if need be, reserve their parking place at the airport in advance at: www.brusselsairport.be/en/passngr/parking

Written by Deborah Forsyth