Brussels airport passenger will not operate until Tuesday

Brussels airport passenger flights not operating until Tuesday

BRUSSELS — Investigators continue to determine the damage from terrorist bombings that ensued at the airport on March 22. According to a statement on Brussels Airport’s website, passenger flights into and out of the airport in the Brussels suburb of Zaventem will be suspended until at least March 29.

“Until we have assessed the damage, it remains unclear when we can resume operations,” the airport said.

The damage from the blasts saw the ceiling collapse, shattered windows and destroyed the Brussels Airlines check-in area. The attacks from the explosions killed 11 people and injured more than 80.

According to Bloomberg Business, Brussels Air, whose operations are based in Zaventem, is moving 21 aircraft elsewhere in an effort to resume flights. The carrier is relocating the planes mainly to the Belgian cities of Antwerp and Liege, and is moving six long-haul airliners to Frankfurt and Zurich.

At the moment, Ryanair Holdings Plc, which is the biggest foreign carrier at Zaventem, has moved all of its Belgian services to its hub at Charleroi, south of Brussels.