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Brussels Airport advises against departures this Monday amid strikes and flight cancellations
Brussels Airport is advising passengers to avoid a 20 June departure due to expected strikes in relation to a national demonstration in Brussels on the day.
Brussels Airlines has already cancelled more than half of its flights following the announced strike by a large part of the G4S security personnel, hoping to avoid long security queues.
Passengers who do leave on 20 June are being advised to travel only with hand luggage and to consult a tool on the airport’s website in order to determine the best time to arrive at the airport.
“Due to a national demonstration in Brussels on 20 June and the strike of a large number of the personnel at G4S, Brussels Airport expects severe disruption of airport operations,” the airport announced.
“To avoid long queues at security screening, departing passengers are requested to rebook their flight of Monday 20 June to a later date if possible. Airlines will be cancelling or rescheduling flights, as well, and will inform the passengers of the impacted flights.”
Brussels Airport added that it “regrets the inconvenience this action causes to its passengers.”
Most European passengers with 20 June departure dates have already been contacted, according to the company, while intercontinental passengers will be informed of the status of their flight by Thursday at the latest.
Those whose flights have been cancelled “will be contacted and the airline will seek the best alternative with them.”
Trade unions are organising a national demonstration for more purchasing power in Brussels on 20 June and a number of services are expected to be affected. Transport companies De Lijn and MIVB had already warned of serious disruption on that day.