All the major airlines are responding to the terrorist attacks that happened in Brussels Tuesday. American, United, and Delta have all canceled flights. They’ve also confirmed that no employees were hurt in the attacks.
According to reports and eyewitnesses, the scene was scary and chaotic.
Here is a statement from American:
“American Airlines extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to those affected by the tragic events in Brussels earlier today. American is taking care of employees and customers at Brussels Airport. At this time, all of our airport employees and crew members are safe and accounted for with no reported injuries. American Airlines check-in operates at Row 8 of the departure hall, and the explosions did not occur at Row 8.
American Airlines flight 751 from Brussels to Philadelphia has been canceled for today. When operations at the Brussels airport resume, we will reaccommodate our customers on available flights. Flight 750 from Philadelphia to Brussels is not scheduled for today.
American has issued a travel policy for customers with reservations to Brussels who wish to change their itineraries. Customers booked for travel March 22 and March 23 may request a refund, select an alternate airport or reschedule travel through April 5.”
“The United family is deeply saddened by the tragedies in Brussels earlier today, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. The safety of our customers and crew remains our top priority, and all of our employees are safe and accounted for at this time.
We had two arrivals at Brussels International Airport this morning. Flight 950 from Washington Dulles arrived at 7:01 a.m. and customers deplaned normally at the gate. Our second flight - flight 999 from Newark Liberty - was rerouted to a remote location and our customers and crew have deplaned. All remaining flights to and from Brussels International have been suspended until further notice from local authorities. We will share additional updates as soon as we are able.”
Here is Delta’s statement:
"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 reaccommodations 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 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.”