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This European airport is reducing around 1600 night flights per year: Here's the reason

11:33 PM | 26 May, 2023
This European airport is reducing around 1600 night flights per year: Here's the reason

BRUSSELS - A famous European airport has revealed plans to cut back on night flights, prompting concerns among the employees associated with the airport.  

Brussels Airport CEO, Arnaud Heist, has announced to implement strict regulations for nighttime flights. under which the airport will require any aircraft entering the runway after 11 pm without a slot allocation to return to the gate and disembark passengers.

Failure to comply with the guidelines may result in fines or delayed departures until the following day. The authorities say that the initiative aims to reduce the number of flights operating during the night, with an estimated 10% decrease in nighttime flights, impacting approximately 1,600 flights annually.

It must be kept in mind that Brussels Airport intends to maintain the same number of available slots for authorized night flights while disallowing unallocated operations. 

“An aircraft that goes onto the runway after 11 pm and doesn’t have a night slot will have to return to the gate and disembark the passengers”, Heist said at a press conference, clarifying that the number of night slots available will remain unchanged.

Besides the measures related to the night flight, Brussels Airport has unveiled plans to lower carbon emissions by replacing the current heating system with a Net Zero Carbon alternative by early 2027.

This transition will allow terminal buildings to be heated without emitting CO2. By implementing this innovative solution, the airport expects to reduce its carbon emissions by approximately 70%.

Brussels Airport witnessed a significant increase in passenger numbers, with almost two million passengers recorded in April 2023, which is an 18% surge compared to April 2022.

The top ten destinations for passengers departing from Brussels Airport in April 2023 were Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, the United States, Turkey, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Morocco.

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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