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PRESS RELEASE: record year for Antwerp Airport
2017-01-12 13:55:28 

PRESS RELEASE Record year for Antwerp Airport with 276.311 passengers in 2016 Tuesday, January 3th 2017 – Antwerp International Airport achieved an all-time record in terms of passenger number ... 

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Additional safety measures

Following the increased security standards at European airports a number of additional measures have been introduced in and around the airport building; please take into account that there is only one entrance and one exit to the airport terminal.


Please also be aware that a certain percentage of random visitors will be checked when entering the airport building.



Limitation liquids in hand baggage

Limitation liquids in hand baggage

As of 6 November 2006 all passengers within the European Union (EU) are subject to new security rules for hand baggage. Liquids are only permitted in small quantities and can only be taken on board provided they are correctly packaged.

The new rules apply to all liquids, gels, pastes, lotions and the content of spray cans. Toiletries such as toothpaste, hair gel, perfume, shaving foam and creams also come under these rules.

Liquids must be packaged as follows:

  • liquids must be packaged in containers of no more than 100ml;
  • these packagings shall be carried in a transparent plastic bag;
  • only one transparent plastic bag can be taken per person;
  • the content of the transparent plastic bag must be no more than 1 litre;
  • the transparent plastic bag must be reclosable.

Two exceptions:

  • liquids taken for medical purposes;
  • liquids taken for special dietary reasons, including baby food.

 



Flying safely begins at home!

Airline companies take numerous security measures. However, your security and that of your fellow passengers is, to a large extent, in your own hands.  This begins while packing your luggage.

For instance, it is forbidden to bring aboard substances belonging to the following categories:

• explosives *
• compressed gases
• flammable materials
• oxygen-rich substances, such as peroxides and bleaching powder
• poisonous substances
• radioactive substances
• caustics
• magnetic, noxious, pungent and malodorous substances

* Ammunition for sports purposes can only be brought with the permission of the airline company.

Some examples of dangerous substances are depicted below. Your travel agent and airline company will provide further information.

 

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  Flying safely begins at home! Flying safely begins at home! (pdf)


Flying during pregnancy

Most airlines do not allow pregnant passengers to fly along after the 36th week of pregnancy. After the 28th week, they should be able to submit a medical certificate. Do always inquire with the airline operating the flight for the most current guidelines.