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 First passenger flight leaves Brussels since terrorist attack on March 22

A Brussels Airlines plane heading to the Portuguese city of Faro took off from Brussels Airport on Sunday, the first passenger flight to leave the airport since suicide bombings on March 22 ripped through its check-in counters.

Censor.NET reports citing Тhe Associated Press.

Security at the airport was tight with completely new check-in procedures for passengers. Two other planes to Athens and Turin were scheduled to leave later on Sunday.

Arnaud Feist, the CEO of Brussels Airport Co., called Sunday's flights a symbolic "sign of hope" following "the darkest days in the history of aviation in Belgium."

He also thanked all employees for their courage.

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