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    Skeyes risk fines of up to 20,000 euros per cancelled flight

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    Skeyes risks fines of up to 20,000 euros per flight that has been cancelled by the strikes of the air traffic controllers. The judge of the summary proceeding, a fast-tracked proceeding in a lower court, ruled that air traffic control centre Skeyes is obliged to guarantee the service, after a complaint from Brussels Airlines.

    Skeyes has to pay large fines if flights are cancelled before 26 May: 10,000 euros per cancelled European flight, and up to 20,000 euros for long-haul flights. They will also have to pay a substantial amount for all delays and diversions, reported VRT NWS.

    On Thursday, the Belgian airspace was closed the whole morning, which caused a lot of hindrance in the airports.

    Maïthé Chini
    The Brussels Times