ATLANTA, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today issued the following update on the situation at Brussels Airport:
This morning at approximately 8:15 am local time explosions were reported in the departures area of Brussels Airport in Belgium. The terminal was evacuated and is now closed with local emergency services onsite.
Delta's flight DL80, a Boeing 767-300ER with 151 passengers and 11 crew, from Atlanta to Brussels landed safely at the airport and all customers have deplaned. Delta's flight DL42, a Boeing 767-300ER with 144 passengers and 11 crew, from New York to Brussels was diverted to Amsterdam. The airport remains closed for any flights to and from the Brussels Airport in Belgium.
Delta will be actively working with customers with flights booked to, from or through Brussels to reaccommodate their travel plans.
Delta has issued a travel waiver to assist impacted customers in rescheduling flights as necessary. Details of the waiver are available on delta.com: http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/advisories/brussels-airport.html
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented five consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 327 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.
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