Power cut disrupts check-in at Brussels airport

The departure hall at the Brussels Airport on the first day of its partial re-opening on May 2, 40 days after suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.
The departure hall at the Brussels Airport on the first day of its partial re-opening on May 2, 40 days after suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.PHOTO: AFP

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - A power cut halted check-in at Brussels Airport early on Friday (June 10), a spokesman said, although flights continued to arrive and depart for the time being.

Power went off around 6am (noon Singapore time) in a departure area that was fully restored to operation last week following a twin Islamic State suicide bombing on March 22 that killed 16 people.

The cause of the power failure was not immediately clear. Further delays to check-ins could disrupt departures later in the morning, the spokesman said.