Arab Today, arab today labour row suspends flights at brussels airport
Last Updated : GMT 03:12:19
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Labour row suspends flights at Brussels airport

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Labour row suspends flights at Brussels airport

Soldiers patrol at Brussels South Airport during an action by air traffic control
Brussels - AFP

A labour dispute triggered Tuesday the temporary halt of flights to and from Brussels international airport only days after it reopened in the wake of deadly jihadist bombings, officials said.
In Geneva, the International Air Transport Association, an airline trade group, condemned the strike as a "kick in the teeth for all the airline and airport staff who have worked so hard to reconnect Brussels to the world" after the March 22 attacks.

The row also disrupted flights at other airports, including at Charleroi, south of the Belgian capital, as air traffic controllers stopped work, officials said.

Staff from Belgium's air traffic control organisation Belgacontrol were protesting the terms of a labour contract, including pension terms, signed earlier Tuesday to end a dispute that erupted last month.

Controllers "said they were sick" and were not able to work, according to a statement from Belgacontrol, which said it "was looking for operational solutions."

At Brussels airport, no flights landed or took off for part of the afternoon until 1545 GMT. Some 15 flights were then scheduled to land and take off between 1545 and 1745 GMT before a new suspension occurred between 1745 and 1835, Belgacontrol said.

Some 16 new flights are scheduled between 1830 GMT and 2015 GMT, it said.

At Charleroi, arrivals were cancelled, postponed for an unspecified time, or rerouted, according to the airport's website. Meanwhile, several departing flights were delayed or cancelled, it added.

Brussels airport reopened Sunday for the first time since two Islamic State commandos blew themselves up in the departure hall on March 22 in coordinated blasts that also struck a metro station in the Belgian capital, killing a total of 32 people.

However, it will take months to repair the departure hall and full operations are not expected to resume for weeks.

Also on Tuesday police said they blocked access to Brussels airport for three hours in the late afternoon following the discovery of a "suspicious vehicle" but it was deemed later not to be a threat and traffic resumed.

 

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today labour row suspends flights at brussels airport Arab Today, arab today labour row suspends flights at brussels airport

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook
Arab Today, arab today Tourist guide explains types of tourism

GMT 18:28 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Tourist guide explains types of tourism
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Iran complying with nuclear deal

GMT 07:14 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Iran complying with nuclear deal
Arab Today, arab today Zainab al-Maliki reveals herTV presenter models

GMT 18:12 2017 Friday ,24 February

Zainab al-Maliki reveals herTV presenter models

GMT 05:58 2017 Saturday ,25 February

US new home sales rise in January

GMT 05:46 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Record unemployment in Brazil

GMT 05:33 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Indian wind power tariffs fall

GMT 05:27 2017 Saturday ,25 February

German construction sector grows
View News in Arabic - Business: اقتصاد دولي
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career

GMT 06:08 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 10:20 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Brazil's top diplomat resigns

GMT 11:54 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Saudis await visitors but will they come?

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday