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Flights to resume at Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport 2by3

Authorities in Belgium have given the go-ahead for passenger flights to resume at Brussels Airport, ten days after it was attacked by terrorists.

The Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) and fire services have approved a partial restart, after a trial run of temporary check-in infrastructure on Tuesday involving hundreds of members of airport staff. This infrastructure will allow around 800 passengers an hour to depart from the airport, about 20% of normal capacity.

The arrivals system was only slightly damaged in the attack which hit the departures hall and has now been repaired.

A formal date for reopening has not yet been agreed and is subject to formal political approval. However it is hoped passenger planes could use the airport as early as this evening.

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