Belgium's terror-hit Brussels airport, shut since 12 days, to reopen on Sunday

Brussels: Brussels airport is set to reopen on Sunday, 12 days after its departure hall was wrecked by Islamic State suicide bombings, with chief executive Arnaud Feist announcing three flights.

Belgian soldiers stand guard on a road leading to Zaventem airport after the attacks last week in Brussels, Belgium, March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSCMFT

Brussels airport has been shut since 12 days. Reuters

"From Sunday morning, Brussels airport should be partially operational," Feist told a press conference on Saturday, adding that the resumption of services "plays an important role in our grieving process".

"This restart, even if it's only partially, is a sign of hope," he said.

The first scheduled flights to Athens, Turin and Faro will be operated by Brussels Airlines and start leaving from Sunday afternoon.

A total of 32 people were killed in the March 22 attacks on the airport and a metro station in Brussels.


Updated Date: Apr 02, 2016 20:07 PM

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