If trends persist, expect Spain and Portugal to post record tourism numbers for 2016.
European airlines and their counterparts almost everywhere are bracing for a next terrorist attack and worry about the potential that demand won't bounce back as it usually does. Meanwhile, Ryanair believes coordinating its flights with long-haul carriers such as Norwegian will become a material part of its business.
Air traffic controllers at the airport in Brussels may have legitimate grievances but the timing of their strike was shabbiness extraordinaire.
More evidence that terrorism is directly impacting travel in Europe.
Europe's terrorism problem goes far deeper than the attacks we saw in Paris and Brussels. But many travelers are still committed to making their European trips as planned despite a seemingly gloomy forecast for summer travel that these charts show.
It was more than a mere reopening of a shuttered airport but a signal that a traumatized country was trying to reemerge from the depths.
Airlines no doubt see an opportunity to turn cancelled Brussels plans into bookings to other European destinations.
Brussels' problems have been exacerbated by the Belgian government's inability to carry out the basic duties of government.
This is a passenger experience that will no doubt leave many unnerved.
It's a huge undertaking to move flights and crews to other airports. Even trying to pull this off deserves respect.