Strike Action Continues at Bomb-Damaged Brussels Airport

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 11:05 AM

Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines said that around fifty of its flights to and from the main international Zaventem airport were canceled.

Belgian air traffic controllers continued strike action on Wednesday, forcing the cancellation of flights at Brussels airport as it struggles to obtain back up to capacity after the March twenty-two suicide bombings.

Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines said that around fifty of its flights to and from the main international Zaventem airport were canceled.

The strike action over pensions and staffing has been brewing for months but the stoppage came without warning Tuesday afternoon as controllers called in sick, saying they were unfit to work.

The International Air Transport Organization condemned the move, calling it "a kick in the teeth for all the airline and airport staff who have worked so tough to reconnect Brussels to the world after the appalling terrorist attack just three weeks ago."

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