DALLAS – Brussels Airlines (SN) has canceled five flights after Brussels Airport (BRU) issued a flight delay warning due to bad weather.
The Royal Meteorological Institute (KMI/IRM) of Belgium issued an orange signal for thunderstorms in Brussels earlier this morning.
According to BRU and SN, flights are generally safe during thunderstorms, but any delays or cancellations are primarily attributable to the fact that tarmac work cannot be done optimally due to inclement weather; hence, this morning’s flight cancelations.
The SN canceled flights are:
- SN3181 to Rome
- SN2719 to Geneva
- SN2283 to Oslo
- SN2905 to Vienna
- SN2259 to Copenhagen
Comments from Airport, Airline
“The peak of the storm is expected between 13:30 and 15:00. We have already taken preventive measures, but if the lightning and the wind become too strong, it will have an impact on air traffic,” said airport spokeswoman Nathalie Pierard.
The airport recommended passengers closely monitor the status of their flight on its website.
“Our neighbouring colleagues have asked us to withdraw certain scheduled flights,” said the spokesperson for the airline, Kim Daenen. “We are doing everything possible to find a solution for the travellers concerned and get them to their destination as quickly as possible.”
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