Take-off ban weekend nights in Zaventem
The measure will come into effect in March 2009.
At Brussels Airport in Zaventem a take-off ban will apply for weekend nights. The measure has been approved by the government.
Friday nights there will be a take-off ban between 1:00 and 6:00 AM; Saturday and Sunday nigths the take-off ban will be between midnight and 6:00 AM.
The measure will come into effect in March of next year. The number of night flights will be reduced from 25,000 to 16,000 per year.
The government has also decided to suspend the existing distribution plan for night flights. Instead of flying according to a distribution plan, night flights will fly according to the wind direction.