Brussels Airport cancels eight flights in advance of national strike in France

Brussels Airport cancels eight flights in advance of national strike in France
Roundtrip journeys to Toulouse, Lyon, Alicante and Barcelona have been cancelled. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Eight flights to and from Brussels Airport scheduled for Thursday have been cancelled in anticipation of a strike in France that is expected to disrupt travel in and outside of the country over the coming days.

Four Brussels Airlines flights to and from France, a roundtrip journey to Toulouse and a roundtrip journey to Lyon, have been cancelled.

The same is true of four Ryanair flights to and from Spain- a roundtrip journey to Alicante and a roundtrip journey to Barcelona- which have been cancelled because the strike is likely to impact flights that would normally travel over France to get to neighbouring countries.

The national strike, due to begin at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, will affect rail, road and air transport and is expected to go on until Sunday coming.

Brussels Airport has not ruled out the possibility of more delays, according to HLN, while Brussels Airlines has said that it will see on Thursday if more cancellations are needed.

Customers impacted by the flight cancellations have already rebooked or received a refund, Nieuwsblad explains.

The strike will also impact rail travel between France and Belgium. Eurostar advises that people planning to travel on the high-speed trains this weekend keep an eye out for updates or further information on their journeys.

Evie McCullough
The Brussels Times

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