IATA chief say Brussels Airport check-in is 'dangerous'
The new temporary check-in facilities at Brussels Airport have been slammed as unsafe in unprecedented criticism from the IATA.
Tony Tyler, the head of IATA, the international association of airline companies, says that the new set-up is 'dangerous'.
Mr Tyler told a news conference in Brussels: "The temporary check-in has resulted in a concentration of people who could form a target. The IATA chief spoke of a bothersome situation for passengers. Expanding the security perimeter would not solve the problem he added.
Tony Tyler experienced the new check-in facility at close quarters last week. Displaying English humour he told newsmen: "I'm looking forward to experiencing this again, probably in the rain or snow."
Brussels Airport created the temporary check-in in order to be able to restart flights before the renovated departure hall can once again be taken into service. The departure hall was damaged during the Brussels attacks.
As a result of stringent checks at the entrance passengers sometimes have to queue outside moving the risk of an outrage outside the building.
Flandersnews.be / Expatica