Brussels Airport Will Partially Reopen Sunday

'This is a sign of hope'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2016 11:15 AM CDT
Brussels Airport Will Partially Reopen Sunday
The Brussels Airport will reopen Sunday, 12 days after 16 people were killed in a suicide attack there.   (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool)

Twelve days after suicide bombs killed 16 people there, the Brussels Airport will reopen—at least partially—on Sunday, Reuters reports. Brussels Airlines will fly three flights—to Greece, Italy, and Portugal—out of the airport that day. "A restart of the operations, even only partially, as quick as this is a sign of hope," the airport's chief executive says.

According to Bloomberg, new security measures will be in place for the reopening. Vehicles approaching the airport will be randomly screened, travelers and baggage will be checked outside the airport, and there will be another security barrier inside the airport. Trains and buses will not be servicing the airport for the time being, and cameras will read the license plates of vehicles arriving there. These measures will drastically reduce the amount of passengers the airport can handle, but officials hope to be back to normal capacity by July. (Read more Brussels stories.)

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