The storm called “Ciara” and the strong winds will have a limited effect on the activity at the airport in Brussels this Sunday evening.
How does the storm affect airport activity? It is no longer possible to use the footbridges for boarding and disembarking passengers when the wind is stronger than 111 kilometers per hour. Stairs need to be used, which slows down the activity, which causes flight delays.
And the current weather forecast says that the winds will be so strong between 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm. MRI caused winds of 80-110 km per hour or even more. Airport representatives have already stated that they have taken all necessary measures for ground operations, such as loading luggage, refueling, etc. Also, the equipment will be protected and special attention will be paid to objects that could fly.
Normally take-off and landing will not be affected, airplanes will only need more space to fly. However, if the wind speed exceeds 111 km per hour, passengers will not be able to use the runways, which will lead to possible delays.
However, the impact is expected to be quite small, given that in the evening hours 21-23 there are not many flights scheduled, when the wind will be strong, according to the weather forecast.
So, if you have scheduled a flight from or to the airport in Brussels on Sunday, February 9, 2020, it is good to keep in mind that this weather forecast may cause some temporary flight delays.