Crisis also hits Brussels Airport

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This is the lowest traffic booked at Brussels Airport since 1995.

There were 15 percent fewer flights at Brussels International Airport in Zaventem in the month of November, compared to the same month the year before. This is the lowest traffic booked at Brussels Airport since 1995. The figures come from Belgocontrol, the autonomous public company in charge of aviation control and security at Brussels Airport.

The figures are based on the number of flight movements, not on the number of passengers. According to Belgocontrol the economic crisis is having a major impact.

Flight traffic at all the Belgian airports diminished in November, but especially at Brussels Airport. There were even fewer flights last month than there were in November 2001 when predecessor Sabena went bankrupt.

The number of cargo flights fell by half, but this is in large part due to the move of carrier DHL from Brussels to Leipzig in Germany.

(flandersnews.be/Expatica)

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