Brussels Airport Reopens for First Flights Since Terror Attacks
Monday, 04 April 2016 - 9:15
Brussels airport reopened with an "emotional" flight on Sunday, 12 days after suicide bombers destroyed its departure hall and killed 16 people there.
Belgium's main airport had not handled passenger flights since the twin bombings and a separate blast on a metro train in the capital killed more than 30 people and injured 270 others.
The first of three scheduled flights departed for Faro in Portugal just after 1:40 p.m. local time (7:40 a.m. ET), with only about 60-70 passengers. Planes were also scheduled to go to Turin and Athens.