Belgium airspace closed two hours by strike

25th June 2014, Comments 0 comments

A strike by air traffic controllers triggered a two-hour closure in Belgium's air space on Wednesday, from 1845 GMT to 2045 GMT, Brussels sirport said.

The closure forced the cancellation or delay of some 120 flights, half of them arrivals, the remainder departures, the airport added.

The stop-work was called by a single trade union to protest budget cuts due to a Europe-wide reform of the air traffic control system.

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) strongly condemned "this unjustified industrial action which holds the entire industry to ransom during one of the busiest passenger traffic weeks of the year."

© 2014 AFP

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