Nearly all bags left behind at Brussels Airport en route to their owners
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    Nearly all bags left behind at Brussels Airport en route to their owners

    Illustration picture shows disrupted air traffic at Brussels national airport in Zaventem, during a strike of ground and cargo handling company Swissport, Tuesday 02 July 2019, in Zaventem. BELGA PHOTO HANS VANDENDRIESSCHE

    Brussels Zaventem Airport on Monday said it has processed most of the bags left behind by passengers after a technical problem with the baggage handling system meant tens of thousands of bags had to be left behind at the weekend.

    A spokesperson for the airport said that 90% of luggage had been processed and had been sent to their respective destinations, according to BX1.

    “We will work with our partners and do everything we can today to send the remaining luggage,” the spokesperson said.

    Ten thousand bags were left behind after the airport was hit by a technical issue which caused the baggage processing system to break down. As personnel proceeded to the manual tagging of luggage, several passengers had to take off without their bags.

    Around 42,000 passengers departed from the airport on Sunday.

    The Brussels Times