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Staff and government officials at the airport marked the departure with a minute's silence and a round of applause. The passengers on board were the first to undergo the airport's strict new security regime after the suicide bombings.
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The key travel hub has been closed since two men blew themselves up in the departure hall on March 22 in coordinated blasts that also struck a metro station in the Belgian capital, killing a total of 32 people.
The attacks at the heart of Europe shocked the country and many hope the airport's reopening, albeit in a limited capacity and using a tent-like temporary check-in facility, will help turn the page on this month's traumatic events.