Images of the aftermath of explosions at Brussels airport’s terminal building appear to indicate extensive damage in the area of the Brussels Airlines ticketing area.
Photographs circulating on social media show structural damage opposite check-in zones 5 and 6 in the departure hall’s central area.
Brussels airport’s terminal map showing airline locations indicates that the Brussels Airlines sales and ticketing desk is located next to these check-in zones, on the west face of the building.
The airport’s operator, which says that two explosions occurred at 08:00 local time, states that all passengers who had been in the departure concourses have been evacuated.
Brussels airport's terminal had only just undergone a major revamp with the reconfiguration of its security screening and border control area on 16-17 March.
This reconfiguration provided a common security area for concourses A and B, and a dedicated transit facility.
Lufthansa Group, of which Brussels Airlines is part, is offering refunds and rebooking for passengers scheduled to fly with its services through Brussels up to 28 March.
Source: Cirium Dashboard