Brussels attack: Airport to test if partial resumption possible, government approval still pending

Brussels: A week after devastating suicide bomb attacks, Brussels Airport will test its capacity to partially resume passenger service. But it's too early to say when service might actually resume, an airport official said on Monday.

Florence Muls, the airport's external communications manager, said 800 staff members tomorrow will test temporary infrastructure and new arrangements designed for passenger check-in.

Brussels attack: Airport to test if partial resumption possible, government approval still pending

People holding a banner reading "I am Brussels" behind flowers and candles to mourn for the victims at Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. AP

The Belgian government must approve the new system, Muls said, before Brussels Airport can resume handling passenger traffic.

Two suicide bombers on 22 March caused great damage to the airport's departure hall, and along with another suicide bomber who blew himself up on a Brussels subway train, killed at least 31 people and injured some 270.

AP

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Updated Date: Mar 28, 2016 15:11:38 IST

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