Delta, United reroute flights from Brussels after blasts

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Video Shows Airport Following Attack
Video Shows Airport Following Attack

(Reuters) -- Delta Air Lines and United Airlines rerouted flights following the deadly blasts at Brussels' Zaventem airport on Tuesday, while Ireland's Ryanair canceled all flights due to land there.

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A suicide bomber blew himself up at the airport on Tuesday morning, killing at least 11 people, according to the Belgian health minister. At least another 15 were killed when a blast tore through a rush-hour metro train in the European capital shortly afterward, the city's transport operator said.

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Delta said its flight DL42 from New York to Brussels was diverted to Amsterdam. Another flight, DL80 from Atlanta, had landed safely at the airport and was parked remotely while the airline's local staff worked to safely deplane passengers.

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United Airlines, which had two flights due in Brussels on Tuesday morning, said both arrived safely.

United said all remaining flights to and from Brussels International had been suspended until further notice.

Ryanair said its flights to and from Brussels' Charleroi Airport were running, although with some delays.

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United Airlines, which had two flights due in Brussels on Tuesday morning, said one from Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport arrived at 7:01 a.m. local time and customers exited normally.

The other, flight 999 from Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York area, was rerouted to a location that the airline did not identify.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc said all Starwood hotels in Brussels were safe but on lockdown, along with the rest of the city.

Facebook Inc said it activated its "safety check" feature for users after the blasts.

Delta's shares were down about 3 percent in premarket trading, while United and Starwood's shares were down less than 1 percent. Ryanair's shares were down 3 percent.

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