Brussels Airport has inaugurated the new triple passenger boarding bridge. For the occasion, Emirates carried out a one-off flight with an Airbus A380. Thanks to the new bridge, the airport can offer its passengers even greater comfort and passengers will be able to board and disembark from larger aircraft much faster.
Brussels Airport has completed a first stage in the long-term investment plan of 52 million euro in boarding bridges at Pier B. Gates 31 and 33 were equipped with a triple boarding bridge which will be used as a double bridge for wide-bodies including the Airbus A330 and A350 and the Boeing 777 and 787. The bridge can also be used for the largest passenger aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380.
“The inauguration of this boarding bridge is an important step in the modernisation of Pier B, which accommodates intercontinental flights. This triple bridge not only allows us to receive the largest aircraft in the world, the Airbus 380. It will also be used for long-haul flights, allowing passengers on wide-bodies to board or disembark much faster”, says Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company.
In addition to the technological and technical prowess needed to safely bring the triple passenger bridge to the right height, the bridge is also fitted with air-conditioning to increase the comfort of passengers and staff disembarking.
The large windows give the bridge a modern look and allow passengers to catch a glimpse of all the activities taking place on the apron.
For the inauguration of the triple passenger boarding bridge, Emirates had an A380, painted in Real Madrid livery, fly to Brussels.