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30 Oct 2018 | 09:47 AM UTC

Belgium: Strike, disruptions continue at Brussels Airport October 30 /update 5

Belgium News Alert

Wildcat strike by baggage handlers at Brussels Airport continues as of Tuesday, October 30; major disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/31/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels-Zaventem International Airport (BRU)

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Event

A wildcat strike launched by baggage handlers at Brussels-Zaventem International Airport (BRU) on October 25 is expected to continue until at least the end of the day Tuesday, October 30, and potentially longer. The strike by employees of the company Aviapartner has resulted in major disruptions, including more than 700 flight cancelations and the interruption of checked baggage delivery services. Some flights have been rerouted to Brussels-Charleroi (CRL), Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS), and Düsseldorf (DUS) international airports. Further such disruptions are to be anticipated throughout the duration of the walkout.

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

Advice

Travelers are advised to confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport and contact their airlines for further details.

 

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