Brussels Airport reopened to a thin stream of passengers on Sunday, 12 days after suicide bombers destroyed its departure hall and killed 16 people.
Belgium's main airport says it aims to return to maximum capacity before the start of summer holidays at the end of June or early July.
The airport had not handled passenger flights since two suspected Islamist militants carried out the suicide attacks. Those bombs and a separate one on a metro train in the capital killed 32 people, excluding the three bombers.
On Sunday, the airport handled just three flights, the first bound for Faro in Portugal with only about 80 passengers.
The plane bore a surrealist design of clouds and birds in homage to Belgian painter Rene Magritte and had only been unveiled the day before the bombings. It taxied toward the runway flanked by an honor guard of staff and, after a minute's silence, took off.