Time: 12:02 PM
Flights in and out of Brussels will be badly
disrupted Thursday as air traffic controllers take protest action over working
Brussels Area Control Centre will be closed between 9.30 and 13.00 local
time (7:30 to 11:00 GMT). As a result, operations at Brussels Airport are
Delays, late arrivals as well as cancellations remain possible throughout
the whole day, the Brussels Airport announced in a statement.
"Passengers whose flight is cancelled due to the strike action are
requested to contact their airline for more information. We kindly ask
passengers whose flights are cancelled not to come to the airport," it added.
Last week, representatives of air traffic controllers and management at the
Belgian air traffic control agency Skeyes struck a deal that was supposed to
end the strike at the agency, Belgian media reported.
But only the minority socialist union accepted the deal, while the two
other unions that represent most of the controllers rejected it, said Flanders