Smooth operations at CVG after Brussels attacks

Aviation expert: Expect increased security at CVG after Brussels attack

HEBRON, KY (FOX19) - Operations are running smoothly at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Tuesday morning following terrorist attacks in two separate bombings at Brussels airport and subway.

The Brussels airport is closed and likely will be for quite some time.

But so far, there isn't much of an impact at CVG.

More airport police officers are present in the main terminal. Security was already stepped up in light of Vice President Joe Biden's visit Tuesday, said Mindy Kershner, CVG spokeswoman.

Airport security said they couldn't release the exact protocol they follow after an attack, but they said they have all hands on deck.

Kershner referred questions to a TSA representative who declined comment.

A direct Delta Airlines flight from CVG to Paris doesn't depart until Wednesday. There is no arrival scheduled from Paris into CVG Tuesday; they take Tuesdays off.

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United Airlines released the following statement after the Brussels attacks:

"The United family is deeply saddened by the tragedies in Brussels earlier today, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," company officials wrote. "The safety of our customers and crew remains our top priority, and all of our employees are safe and accounted for at this time.

"We had two arrivals at Brussels International Airport this morning. Flight 950 from Washington Dulles arrived at 7:01 a.m. and customers deplaned
normally at the gate.

"Our second flight - Flight 999 from Newark Liberty - was rerouted to a remote location and our customers and crew have deplaned.

"All remaining flights to and from Brussels International have been suspended until further notice from local authorities. We will share additional updates as soon as we are able."

In a separate statement, Delta Airlines said local leaders confirmed the safety of all crew members and ground employees.

"The airport team is in the process of confirming the safety of all customers," the statement reads.

"Delta's flight DL80 from Atlanta to Brussels has landed safely at the airport and is parked remotely, with the local team working on plans to safely deplane passengers to a secure holding area.

"Delta's flight DL42 from New York to Brussels has been diverted to Amsterdam."

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