Brussels Airport to partially reopen

Staff returning just over a week after attack by terrorists
Employees are returning to Brussels Airport a week after it was targeted by terrorists, although it will take months of repairs before it can fully reopen, its chief executive says.
The terminal will have to be rebuilt “from the air conditioning to the check-in desks”, Arnaud Feist said.
However, 800 airport staff were asked to return to work this week to test provisional arrangements involving a temporary check-in area, which will have tougher security measures.
The airport will partially reopen on Friday, with up to 1,000 passengers per hour compared to the previous average of 5,000.
Islamist attackers killed 32 people as bombs hit the airport and a metro train, while 96 others are still in hospital. EU institutions have reopened, with searches on bags and vehicles at the European Parliament, but most events in Brussels organised by non-EU organisations remain suspended.


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