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26 Oct 2018 | 07:36 AM UTC

Belgium: Ground staff strike at Brussels Airport October 26

Belgium News Alert

Baggage handler strike at Brussels International Airport October 26; significant flight and operational disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/28/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels-Zaventem International Airport (BRU)

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Baggage handlers at Brussels-Zaventem International Airport (BRU), employed by the company Aviapartner, launched a surprise strike on Thursday evening, October 25 (local time), which continues as of Friday. As such, delays in baggage delivery as well as at baggage check-in counters are to be anticipated, along with flight delays and cancelations. The strike coincides with the beginning of the fall school holidays, a busy travel period. It is unclear when operations will return to normal.

Airlines that employ Aviapartner services at BRU are: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air Serbia, Air Transat, All Nippon Airways, BMI Regional, British Airways, CSA Czech Airlines, Easyjet, El Al, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, FlyEgypt, HOP Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Meridiana Fly, Nouvelair, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Sun Express, TAP Portugal, Transavia, TUIfly, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, and Vueling.


Travelers are advised to confirm flight statuses and contact their airlines for further details.


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