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Ryanair's Derided Charleroi Hub Keeps Brussels Connected

  • Airport located an hour from capital becomes focus for flights
  • Main Zaventem hub shut until Saturday at least after attacks
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Belgian Manhunt Continues in Brussels Terror Attacks

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Ryanair Holdings Plc, the biggest foreign carrier at Brussels Zaventem airport where 11 people were killed by terrorist bombs Tuesday, is still operating to the Belgian capital thanks to its choice of a far-flung airfield as a gateway to the area almost two decades ago.

Ryanair’s base at Charleroi, whose official name of Brussels South has been derided because of the airport’s location 35 miles or an hour’s bus ride from the city, is still open and has become a focus for flights scheduled for Zaventem, which will remain closed until Saturday at least.