Flights have begun operation in some measure at Zaventem airport, Brussels, Belgium, after the deadly terrorist attacks that claimed 32 lives and wounded many others.
According to report, three Brussels Airlines flights departed for Faro in Portugal, Turin in northern Italy and Athens. And passengers were screened on an approach road and again before check in.
Arnaud Feist, Airport chief executive said in a BBC report: “These flights are the first hopeful sign from an airport that is standing up straight after a cowardly attack.”
Key measures under the New Security Arrangements
- vehicles and passengers travelling to the temporary departures area will be screened on the access road. Special cameras will check number plates
- an additional police check and ID and boarding pass check will take place at the entrance to the temporary departures area. Those not flying will not be allowed in
- passengers will then proceed towards the departure gates, undergoing the usual access and security controls
Zaventem airport and a Brussels metro station were attacked on 22 March by ISIS terrorists and suicide bombers killing 32 people and wounding several others.