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Air traffic controllers back to work, delays at the airport of Charleroi and Liège
The risk of disrupted air traffic in Belgium is still not entirely disappeared, after the waarschuwingsacties to become an air traffic controller Skeyes (the former Belgocontrol) yesterday evening and night. That is because the air traffic controllers that are in standby have to stand up, still crossed. Also tonight, there will be temporarily no flights can take off or land in Liege. The board of directors of Skeyes, the trade unions invited to again tomorrow to hold a meeting, says spokesman Dominique Dehaene.

The actions of the air traffic controllers launched yesterday evening at 22 o'clock and were conducted in two-hour blocks. Therefore, there were no flights in, successively, Brussels Airport (22-24 hours), the airport of Ostend (24-2 hours) and Liege (2-4 hours). Of 4 to 6 hours was the entire Belgian airspace is closed.

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Afterwards was an action of two hours at the airport of Charleroi (6-8 hours). Sixteen departing flights were consequently delayed, and no plane could countries. “That will have consequences for the rest of the day, because these aircraft rotations and to Charleroi to return for other routes”, says Vincent Grassa, spokesperson of Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA).

Since 6 hours is air traffic at Brussels Airport resumed. At 6.20 pm, the first landing place, a flight from Kigali to Brussels Airport, followed shortly thereafter by a flight from Conakry. The first flights at Zaventem airport left at 6 am, to Lisbon, and to 6.05 hours to Malaga.

The risk of disrupted air traffic is still, however, not completely of course, because the air traffic controllers that are in standby have to stand up, still crossed. With a shortage in the workplace can, therefore, still problems arise.

On the airport of Liege will be there next night not enough people are to make the full service to guarantee, says Dominique Dehaene, spokesman of skeyes. Therefore, the eastern sector of the Belgian airspace for a while be closed. “This has the practical consequence that there are from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm no flights will take place from and to the airport of Liège”. the Night to find there at that airport a lot of service.

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