Brussels Airport expects severe disruption due to strikes on 8 and 15 December

December 4, 2014

Brussels Airport wishes to attract passengers’ attention to the severe impact the strikes announced for 8 and 15 December in Belgium may have on them. It is not possible at the moment to assess the exact impact of the strikes. Passengers are invited to contact their airline or their travel agent. 

8 and 15 December, regional and national industrial actions
With Brussels Airport located in Flemish Brabant, the regional strikes planned on 8 December in that province and in the neighbouring Brussels Capital Region and province of Walloon Brabant may impact airport operations and therefore the passengers. 
On 15 December a general 24-hour national strike is announced.
Both strikes are expected to have a severe impact both on public and private transport as well as on the airport operations. This may lead to delays and cancellations. The airport operator urges passengers to avoid taking a plane on either of these dates. Passengers who are scheduled to fly on 8 or 15 December are requested to contact their airline or travel agent for more details on the status of their flight and for advice on how best to proceed.

Other industrial actions
Other industrial actions may also have an impact on Brussels Airport and its passengers. The strike announced by a train drivers’ union on 11 December may impact rail transport to the airport and the work-to-rule actions by the Federal Police on 12 December may cause delays at border control for non-Schengen passengers.

Permanent information
Brussels Airport is closely monitoring the situation and will keep its passengers informed through its communication channels of any developments.

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