Brussels Airport reopens to passenger flights

Brussels Airport reopens to passenger flights

Brussels will take an important step toward normalcy today when the city’s airport reopens to passengers, just 12 days after it was targeted during last month’s terror attacks.

But only three flights will depart Sunday, as the airport slowly begins to return to its regular operations in the wake of the March 22 bombings. “These flights are the first hopeful sign from an airport that is standing up straight after a cowardly attack,” airport CEO Arnaud Feist said Saturday.

The scheduled flights are Brussels Airlines services to Faro, Portugal; Turin, Italy; and Athens, Greece. No arrivals are planned Sunday, but departing and arriving passenger flights will be added in coming days, Feist said. Cargo flights resumed at the airport more than a week ago. Read more

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