Emergency statement by Delta Air Lines


ATLANTA, GA – Delta Air Lines today issued the following update on the situation at Brussels Airport:

Following explosions reported this morning in the departures area of Brussels Airport in Belgium, the terminal was evacuated with local emergency services onsite. The Brussels Airport has announced that it will be closed through tomorrow, March 23.

“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 re-accommodations and diversions.”

Delta’s flight DL80, a Boeing 767-300ER with 151 passengers and 11 crew, from Atlanta to Brussels landed safely at the airport. Delta’s flight DL42, a Boeing 767-300ER with 144 passengers and 11 crew, from New York to Brussels was diverted and landed at Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport.

Delta is reaching out to with customers with flights booked to, from or through Brussels to reaccommodate their travel plans. A travel waiver has been put into place to assist customers with travel booked to, from or through Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS), Brussels, Belgium (BRU) and Paris, France (CDG) for rescheduling flights as necessary.