On Tuesday 22 March 2016, a devastating terrorist attack struck Belgium’s capital city of Brussels. In a coordinated terrorist murder plot, two bombs exploded in the departure hall of Brussels Airport. One hour later, a third bomb exploded in the Maalbeek metro station in the city of Brussels. In total, 32 innocent people were killed and more than 340 got injured.

I was driving on the airport access road near the departure hall shortly after the attacks began, but was fortunate enough not to be injured. Yet, seeing countless passengers crying and running in panic, away from the terminal, left a very deep impression on me. I was able to evacuate an elderly Italian couple who were about to depart to Rome. They were very thankful.

I can only try to imagine the pain and grief of those who lost their loved ones on that dramatic Tuesday morning.

I would like to pay tribute to all victims of these horrendous attacks with a series of photos of Brussels Airport. Each photo has an individual story to it. But most essentially, these photos depict what an airport should be about: travelling towards undiscovered cities with loved ones, the beginning of a relaxing holiday with the entire family, or returning home after a business trip.

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