Thursday, 16 May 2019
Air traffic in Belgian airspace has resumed, after the first flight of the day left Charleroi airport after 13:00, a spokesperson for Belgium’s air trafic control operator said. The Naples-bound aircraft left Charleroi airport at around 13:00 in the afternoon, according to data on the Flightradar website.
Delays are still to be expected throughout the day.
The departed flight effectively puts an end to the unannounced strike by Skeyes staff which brought all air traffic in Belgium to a standstill.
Belgian airspace was closed between 9:30 AM and 13:00 today following an “unannounced” strike led by Christian trade union ACV.
The strike impacted thousands of passengers.
Zaventem and Charleroi Airports saw a total of a hundred flights cancelled, in addition to numerous delays in take-offs and landings. Brussels Airport reported 90 cancelled flights in and out of the airport.
At Brussels South Charleroi Airport, five take-offs and five landings were cancelled.
The Brussels Times