Brussels Airlines has been forced to cancel 12 flights on Thursday evening and Friday, due to a strike by French air traffic controllers.
A spokesperson for the Belgian flight operator confirmed the news to Belga News Agency, stating that "at the request of French air operators, we are cancelling two late evening flights on Thursday and five rotations (outward and return flights) on Friday."
The strike is being led by the SNCTA labour union, which represents French air traffic controllers and is seeking wage hikes to compensate for the increase in prices due to inflation.
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As a result, Air France has cancelled 55% of its short and medium-haul flights and 10% of its long-haul flights on Friday.
Furthermore, the union has also announced a second strike notice from 28 to 30 September.
This is not the first time this year that Brussels Airlines has faced flight cancellations due to striking workers, as their own staff went on strike in late June, causing more than 300 flights to be cancelled.