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Belgium: First passenger flight departs Brussels airport following attack01:38

Belgium: First passenger flight departs Brussels airport following attack

Belgium, Brussels
April 3, 2016 at 13:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

The first passenger plane to depart Brussels Zaventem airport since the March 22 attack took off at 13:40 local time on Sunday following a ceremony.

The plane, which departed for Faro in Portugal, will be followed by two additional aircraft on Sunday as the airport slowly increases its activity over the next few weeks.

Thirty-five people were killed and more than 300 injured in bomb attacks carried out on Brussels international airport and the Maelbeek metro station on Tuesday, March 22. The attacks occurred just four days after Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in November's Paris attacks, was captured by Belgian police in Brussels. The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Belgium: First passenger flight departs Brussels airport following attack01:38
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The first passenger plane to depart Brussels Zaventem airport since the March 22 attack took off at 13:40 local time on Sunday following a ceremony.

The plane, which departed for Faro in Portugal, will be followed by two additional aircraft on Sunday as the airport slowly increases its activity over the next few weeks.

Thirty-five people were killed and more than 300 injured in bomb attacks carried out on Brussels international airport and the Maelbeek metro station on Tuesday, March 22. The attacks occurred just four days after Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in November's Paris attacks, was captured by Belgian police in Brussels. The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attacks.