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Brussels airport resumes flights after terror attcks

A Brussels Airlines flight heading to the Portuguese city of Faro has taken off from Brussels Airport — the first passenger flight to leave the airport since suicide bombings on March 22 blew up its departures terminal. Arnaud Feist, the CEO of Brussels Airport Co., says the three flights leaving Sunday are "a sign of hope" that even partial passenger service could resume so soo...

Airlines Continue to Offer Refunds and Waivers for Brussels Flights

Travelers who booked trips through Brussels have options while the airport in the Belgian capital remains closed after last month’s bombings. Passengers whose flights on U.S. airlines are canceled can get a full refund. The airlines are also allowing passengers to rebook without paying the usual ticket-change fee, but the terms differ by carrier. Customers who want to rebook or request...

'The heart of Europe' has stopped beating, for now

Struck by suicide bombers 10 days ago, the airport known as "the heart of Europe" has stopped beating temporarily, causing headaches for thousands of business and vacation travelers, and painful financial losses for Belgium's capital and tourism industry. It's still unclear when Brussels Airport will reopen. But a key hurdle appeared to have been cleared Friday ev...

Brussels Airport To Partially Reopen On Friday

Brussels airport said it will partially reopen for passenger flights on Friday evening, following the March 22 bomb attacks. Casting doubt on those plans however, airport police warned of a planned strike on Sunday in protest over what they said were lax security measures planned by authorities. "The measures proposed by the authorities are insufficient," Belgian broadcaster RTBF c...

Brussels attacks: Police release airport terminal

Belgian police investigating the deadly Brussels airport blasts that killed 28 travellers have concluded their investigations on site, officials say. A provisional survey of the terminal found the main building was stable. Meanwhile, a Belgian news agency says prosecutors charged a second man in connection with a foiled attack in the Paris region. There is no confirmation. Belgian police...

Brussels Airport Closed Until At Least March 29 After Bombing

Flights at Brussels Airport will not resume until at least Tuesday in the wake of this week's deadly terror attack which destroyed much of its check-in hall, it was announced Saturday. Two bombs ripped through the departure hall Tuesday, killing at least 10 people there and injuring scores. Incoming flights have been diverted and airlines have scrambled to rebook passengers on flights to...

Brussels airport suspends flights through the weekend

Travelers in Belgium hoping for a return to normalcy will have to wait until at least Monday, the airport has announced. Brussels Airport, which was the site of the explosions that killed 13 and injured 80 on Tuesday, will remain closed through Sunday as investigators continue to comb through the site for evidence. The airport was originally scheduled to be closed through Friday.  &q...

Belgium admits 'errors' over Brussels attacks

Belgian ministers under fire for intelligence failings over Tuesday’s deadly suicide attacks in Brussels admitted "errors" and offered to resign Thursday as police hunted two suspects still at large after the bombings. The interior and justice ministers tendered their resignations as pressure mounted on Belgium's government over claims it ignored the deportation of airp...

BRUSSELS Airlines Moves Euro flights from Brussels to nearby airports

Due to the closing of Brussels Airport (BRU) due to terrorist bombings, Brussels Airlines is moving a majority of their European schedule to nearby airports to help passengers get to their destinations and reduce disruptions as much as possible for March 24 and March 25.   Most passengers who were originally scheduled to fly to or from ‘BRU’ within Brussels Airlines European...

Brussels Airport to stay closed until Saturday

 The Latest on the attacks in Brussels and related investigations (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Two officials say the suspected bombmaker in the Paris attacks was one of two suicide bombers who died in the Brussels airport blasts. The officials said that Najim Laachraoui's DNA was verified as that of one of the attackers on Tuesday, after samples were taken from remains found at t...

Airport security in spotlight after Brussels attacks

Several countries have tightened or reviewed airport security following twin explosions at Brussels Airport, as Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday blamed Europe's porous borders and lax security for the attack. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks in the departure hall of Zaventem airport, and a rush-hour metro train which killed at least 30 people....

Statement on Brussels Terror Attacks

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed outrage at today’s attacks in Brussels and offered its sympathies to the victims and their families and friends. “Innocent people have been senselessly murdered in an attack on our humanity. Our thoughts are with the victims, and their families and friends,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO....