Brussels Airport set to resume passenger flights

Brussels Airport set to resume passenger flights

The head of Brussels Airport has said a limited number of passenger flights will resume on Sunday.

CEO Arnaud Feist made the announcement in a news conference at a hotel near the airport.

He said the first services on Sunday should be three flights operated by Brussels Airlines, Belgium's leading carrier, to Faro in Portugal, Turin in Italy, and Athens in Greece.

The airport has been closed since the March 22 suicide bombings that killed 16 victims at the airport and another 16 in the Brussels subway, with 270 people wounded.

Mr Feist said the country has just lived through "the darkest days in the history of aviation in Belgium".

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