We have 4 regional airports in Belgium: Ostend, Liège, Antwerp, Charleroi. All of them are doing their utmost to take over short-haul flights that normally leave from Zaventem. Although these airports don't have the facilities to receive 5000+ passengers daily, things seem to run smoothly.
As far as Zaventem (Brussels Airport) is concerned, the check-in area has been completely destroyed. They are now installing temporary check-in counters in another part of the building.
Liège is also starting to offer flights, not only freight I think.
The 'good' side is that now politicians woke up and are firing with hot shots on Moureaux (a complete ass... ) and the gestion of Molenbeek by his party (PS and also CDH). For once, even the frenchspeaking are agreing 'en masse' to the - as usual extreme - comments of Bart De Wever (president of NVA - separatists).
Let us hope that it will improve the way we manage such places -not at all the hell hole some want to make believe but some control cannot be bad ! tolerating eveything and anything is ok to be re-elected but not very responsible).
In response to the attacks in Brussels, scientists from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel have launched a study to examine the impact of these events on the wellbeing of the population. The study is not limited to Belgian citizens.
I am surprised that there is not more security in such a key area, in terms of Government as well as a worldwide attraction. I reminds me of our "lone wolf" attack on the Parliament in Ottawa, when my MP, Alexandre Boulerice (NDP = Social Democratic) was texting from under a big table where his party caucus had been holding a meeting (the Conservatives were also holding a caucus meeting in another chamber). I know Alexandre, so that was pretty upsetting.
Mossie, in this case I might agree, but I think it is important to find out what we can from those sorry characters and prevent them from hurting more innocent people.