Brussels Airport runways undergo repairs
Planes will be diverted for the next three to four weeks as three runways undergo repair work.5 August 2008
BELGIUM – Frequent passengers at Brussels Airport may have noticed that planes taking off and landing have been diverted as runways undergo repair work.
Planes have been diverted to runways 25L and 02.20 as on Monday. The airport’s third runway, 25R, also required urgent repair work. It is believed the repair work can take up three to four weeks.
The announcement has given rise to concern in the towns east of Brussels - the so-called East-Border - that they will end up with more planes flying over.
Brussels Airport spokesman Jan Van der Cruysse admits there will be more noise pollution but stresses the inconvenience will be restricted in time.
“As from September, we start works on the adjacent runway 25L and that will cause no nuisance whatsoever,” Van der Cruysse points out.
Noise pollution activists claim the airport is twisting the truth.
“Planes would have taken a turn in September anyhow,” it is said.
The works on Brussels airport will have no effect on flights. All works should be completed by September after which all three runways will be in full operation again.
[flandersnews.be / Expatica]