have been cancelled today, among a total of 80 affected services, after a
passenger’s refusal to submit to a security check prompted an alert.
incident occurred at about 06:00 when the passenger in the vicinity of Brussels’
Pier A refused the security check and subsequently vanished among other
led to the airport’s evacuating the entire pier as well as the aircraft parked
at the pier’s gates at the time.
A has 31 gates and is used for intra-European Schengen traffic. All passengers to Schengen destinations underwent
new security checks before being re-admitted to the pier. All the parked
aircraft were also checked.
applying this procedure the airport and authorities
guaranteed maximum security for the passengers,” says Brussels Airport
the pier was eventually restored to operation by about 10:00, some 80 flights
were affected by the incident and BIAC says that 24 had to be cancelled.