Brussels Airport http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31636/all en UPDATE 2-Belgian airport reopens after plane crash kills family http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/update-1-plane-crash-kills-5-closes-belgiums-charleroi-airport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Robin Emmott</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A small passenger plane crashed at Belgium's Charleroi airport on Saturday, killing five people and closing the international hub used by Ryanair for six hours just as thousands of people were due to go away on holiday.</p> <p>The aircraft, a Cessna, had problems on takeoff and tried to return to Charleroi to make an emergency landing but crashed on the side of the runway, airport officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/update-1-plane-crash-kills-5-closes-belgiums-charleroi-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Belgium Brussels Airport Entertainment Geography of Belgium Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750927 at http://www.globalpost.com Brussels air 'catastrophe' narrowly avoided, say residents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140505/brussels-air-catastrophe-narrowly-avoided-say-residents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Angry Brussels residents Monday said a Turkish cargo plane following a controversial new flight path over the city almost caused an "aviation catastrophe," but the airport's traffic control denied the charge.</p> <p>Thousands of residents have signed petitions against a new flight path that entered into force in February and one group of anti-noise pollution campaigners, the UBCNA, said a Turkish Boeing 747-400 flew so low that it "almost caused an aviation catastrophe due to a poor take-off".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140505/brussels-air-catastrophe-narrowly-avoided-say-residents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air traffic control Brussels Airport Disaster Radar AFP Mon, 05 May 2014 18:08:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6139184 at http://www.globalpost.com Brussels Airport sees record passenger numbers in summer 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140911/brussels-airport-sees-record-passenger-numbers-summer-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Brussels Airport saw a record number of passengers in summer 2014, according to the latest company figures released Thursday.</p> <p>Some 4.7 million passengers visited the airport in July and August, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to the previous record summer in 2000.</p> <p>In August, Brussels Airport recorded a total number of 2.32 million passengers, an increase of 18.7 percent from the same period in 2013, according to a statement by Brussels Airport.</p> <p>In addition to passenger flights, cargo flights also increased in August by 1.2 percent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140911/brussels-airport-sees-record-passenger-numbers-summer-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brussels Airport CancĂșn International Airport Low-cost airlines Xinhua News Agency Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:30:17 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6255192 at http://www.globalpost.com