Following explosions Tuesday morning in the departures area of Brussels’ Zaventem Airport, the airport has announced that it will remain closed Wednesday.
“The thoughts and prayers of the entire Delta family are with the people of Brussels today,” said Ed Bastian, incoming Delta CEO. “As part of running a global airline, our teams are in constant contact with authorities in Brussels and were able to immediately go into action this morning on behalf of our employees and customers. We’re grateful to our employees in the operation who are supporting reaccommodations and diversions.”
Delta Flight 80, a Boeing 767-300ER with 151 passengers and 11 crew, from Atlanta to Brussels landed safely at the airport. Delta Flight 42, a Boeing 767-300ER with 144 passengers and 11 crew, from New York to Brussels was diverted and landed at Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport. Tuesday night's Flight 80 and Flight 42 are canceled.
Delta is reaching out to customers who were scheduled to depart Brussels on Tuesday and is deploying Care Team assistance. A travel waiver remains in place to assist customers with travel booked to, from or through Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS), Brussels, Belgium (BRU) and Paris, France (CDG) through March 31.