Brussels airport partially reopens departures hall

3 May 2016 by BusinessTraveller

Brussels airport has partially reopened its departures hall, following the damage caused by last month’s terrorist attacks.

A total of 147 check-in desks are now in operation at the airport – 111 in the departures hall, and a further 36 in a temporary construction.

The airport says that work continues to repair the damaged departures hall, with the goal being to be able to process all passengers in the facility “before the start of the summer holidays”.

Information on check-in procedures is available on the Brussels airport website, and passengers are advised to arrive three hours before the scheduled departure time.

The BBC has reported heavy security and long delays at the airport following the partial reopening, with some passengers complaining of missed flights.

The suicide attacks on March 22 killed 16 people at Brussels airport, with a further 16 people killed on a metro train in the city.

Mark Caswell

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