Brussels Airport is Adding Special Plane-Spotting Platforms
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AvGeeks will soon have another place to congregate as authorities from Brussels Airport (BRU) have just announced the airport will be building two dedicated plane-spotting platforms, which will be elevated so spotters will have unobstructed views of the runways. Parking lots and a playground will also accompany the viewing areas.
Two separate runways will receive viewing platforms — one near the 01/19 runway and the other near the 25L/07R runway — and plane spotters will be able to see some pretty cool aircraft, too: Emirates flies a 777 between Brussels and Dubai, while Qatar currently operates its 787 from Doha to Brussels, but will start using an A350 on June 1. Brussels Airport is a large international airport that sees more than 23 million passengers a year and is serviced by more than 60 carriers, so the plane spotting possibilities are plentiful.
BRU worked with local authorities and plane spotters to identify areas that would allow for great views, yet remain safe and secure for those watching. Brussels Airport Company plans to submit an application to build the structures and if it’s approved, construction should start as soon as this year.
H/T: Wandering Aramean
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