Last updated: 02:19 PM ET, Sat March 26 2016

Brussels Airport Won’t Open Before Tuesday

Airlines & Airports | Amy Coyne Bredeson | March 26, 2016

Brussels Airport Won’t Open Before Tuesday

Photo courtesy of Belgian Tourist Office

It will be at least Tuesday before Brussels Airport reopens after last Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attack, Bloomberg Business reported. 

The airport released a statement on its website, saying: “Brussels Airport is starting preparations to partially resume passenger flights and to implement the new security measures which the federal government imposes on Belgian airports.” 

Investigators are still determining the extent of the damage that the bombings caused earlier this week.

READ MORE: Terror in Brussels: Latest Updates Surrounding Attacks in Belgium

“Until we have assessed the damage, it remains unclear when we can resume operations,” the airport said in the statement obtained by Bloomberg.

Suicide bombers attacked the departure area of the airport last Tuesday, causing the ceiling to collapse, shattering windows, killing 11 people and injuring more than 80, Bloomberg reported.

READ MORE: Brussels Under Attack: At Least 26 Dead

The Brussels Airlines check-in area was completely destroyed. The airline is now relocating 21 airplanes so it can resume flights, according to Bloomberg.




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