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  • Brussels Airlines Says Airport Shutdown Costs it $5 mln a Day

  • Both the expenses from rerouting passenger traffic and lost revenues are weighing on the bottom line, a Brussels Airways spokesman said

A Brussels Airlines aircraft takes off at Zaventem airport after the attacks last week in Brussels, Belgium, March 29, 2016. ,

29 of March 2016 09:05:11

FRANKFURT — Belgium's Brussels Airways, 45-percent owned by Deutsche Lufthansa, is chalking up 5 million euros ($5.6 million) in daily costs from the closure of its Brussels hub after last week's attacks.[caption id="attachment_9550" align="alignright" width="300"]A Belgian police officer and a soldier approach a car along a road leading to Zaventem airport after the attacks last week in Brussels, Belgium, March 29, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Francois Lenoir A Belgian police officer and a soldier approach a car along a road leading to Zaventem airport after the attacks last week in Brussels, Belgium, March 29, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Francois Lenoir[/caption]Both the expenses from rerouting passenger traffic and lost revenues are weighing on the bottom line, a Brussels Airways spokesman said.Belgium's regional airports in Antwerp and Liege offer only limited short-haul capacity as an alternative, he said.Brussels airport on Tuesday began trying out a make-shift check-in area that could allow a limited restart of passenger flights in the coming days to end the airport's shutdown after suicide bombers struck Belgium's capital a week ago.Brussels Airlines last week restarted some commercial flights from Belgium via Liege and Antwerp.



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