Pearson cancels all flights to Brussels

Toronto airport responds to terrorist attacks at Belgian airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport has cancelled all four flights to or via Brussels in light of this morning’s deadly terrorist attacks.

According to BBC News, two explosions were detonated inside Brussels’ Zaventem Airport at 8 a.m. local time (3 a.m. EST). The twin bombs were detonated inside the airport’s departures area.

Brussels’ Health Minister Maggie de Block has estimated that 11 people were killed in the blast while another 81 were injured.

Two of the four cancelled flights to Brussels have been rescheduled, according to the Pearson website.

Etihad Airways flight #EY7608 from Toronto to Delhi via Brussels has been rescheduled to take off tomorrow at 1:50 p.m.

Jet Airways flight #9W230 to Delhi via Brussels was also cancelled until 1:50 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.

Brussels Airline flights #SN991 and #SN990 have been gridlocked until further notice with no mention of rescheduling.

Despite Pearson’s rescheduled flights, Zaventem Airport has since released a statement notifying passengers that there will be no flights in or out of Brussels on Wednesday. This is due to the need for a forensic investigation within the building. They will assess when operations can be resumed tomorrow.

Pearson has yet to update its schedules further in light of this press release.

Following is a sample of the international coverage of the airport bombings in Belgium via Twitter:

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Posted: Mar 22 2016 6:32 pm
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