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Air traffic completely flat between 9: 30am and 13 hours by strike air traffic controllers
Domestic air traffic at Zaventem is today between 9: 30am and 13 hours completely still by a new action of the air traffic controllers. Reports that Brussels Airport. For the time being, been about 90 flights canceled, but that number may still rise. At the airport of Charleroi are about ten flights delayed or cancelled. For Brussels Airlines, is the measure full. The airline is suffering, say for at least 4 million euro damage due to the actions of the past few months and is considering legal action against skeyes.

Eurocontrol confirms that the skeyes controlled airspace is effectively closed. The air traffic controllers of skeyes guiding the take-offs and landings in the whole of Belgium and to manage the passing traffic of up to 24,500 feet (approximately 7.500 meters). Aircraft still in the sky, to fly higher. They are accompanied by the air traffic controllers from Eurocontrol in Maastricht.

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By the action of skeyes are at Brussels Airport, 90 flights cancelled. Nathalie Pierard (Brussels Airport): “We will also have loads of flights with delay let you go, so that they, after 13 hours, still can take off.” At Brussels Airlines, 55 flights had been canceled, and will be a lot of flights delayed. That has implications for 5,000 passengers, said spokeswoman Wencke Lemmes. Also, when other companies were flights cancelled. the

At the airport of Charleroi is a dozen flights cancelled (five arriving and five departing). Also, since there are a lot of delays. In the meantime, also have technicians and engineers of skeyes the work laid down.


The new strike is the last straw for Brussels Airlines. The airline is suffering, say for at least 4 million euro damage due to the actions, the strikes of today are not counted. In addition, there is also reputational damage. Brussels Airlines does skeyes now liable for that damage and look at to own also say “possible legal steps to her future interests and that of its passengers, and to safeguard”.

Brussels Airlines deplores not only the actions themselves, but also the fact that skeyes itself, which is often only at the last moment to pass. This can the society do not take precautions.

Why is it discontinued?

The bubbles for a while with the air traffic controllers of skeyes. Last week Friday was a social agreement that something must be do to the high pressure of work and the onderbemanning, but that was only approved by the socialist union. The two other trade unions, ACV-Transcom and the liberal VSOA - the essence of the proposal, and they count most of the air traffic controllers in their ranks. the

At 10 o'clock this morning there was a staff meeting on the calendar. Then would the executive board the proposal to explain why. It was to be there en masse at present. Because they thought that the infomoment an opportunity would be to take action, lastte the board meeting, however. “Any further actions that are considered to be wild strikes,” warned skeyes. (read on below)

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