Twelve days after its attack by suicide bombers, the Zaventem Airport Brussels is set to partially reopen on Sunday with new security controls.
This was confirmed by Brussels Airport Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Feist, who said that he was expecting to receive official authorisation for the reopening later in the day.
Airport authorities also confirmed that three Brussels Airline’s flights would depart for European destinations. The first flight from the airport, which has not handled passenger flights since the attack on its departure hall claimed by the so-called Islamic State group, was expected to take off in the early afternoon for the Portuguese city of Faro, while the other two would be bound for the Greek capital Athens and Turin, Italy.
According to BBC News, the new security measures put in place at the airport include, screening vehicles and passengers travelling to the temporary departures area and placing an additional police check and ID and boarding pass check at the entrance to the temporary departures area.
Meanwhile, Belgian authorities have charged a third suspect, identified only as Y A, with terrorist offences linked to a plot to attack France.
Source: BBC News