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31 Oct 2018 | 09:14 AM UTC

Belgium: Strike continues at Brussels Airport October 31 /update 6

Belgium News Alert

Wildcat strike by baggage handlers at Brussels Airport continues as of Wednesday, October 31; major disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/31/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/1/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels-Zaventem International Airport (BRU)

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A wildcat strike launched by baggage handlers at Brussels-Zaventem International Airport (BRU) on October 25 continues as of Wednesday morning, October 31 (local time). The strike by employees of the company Aviapartner has resulted in major disruptions, including more than 700 flight cancelations and the interruption of checked bag delivery services. Some flights have been rerouted to Brussels-Charleroi (CRL), Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS), and Düsseldorf (DUS) international airports. However, union leaders reportedly reached an agreement with management early on Wednesday, which, if approved by union membership, would end the strike.

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


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