‘Unplanned’ strike in Belgium forces cancellation of Spanish flights

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CANCELLED: Strike in Belgium affects flight in Spain. Photo: Shutterstock


A WILDCAT strike by Belgian air traffic controllers forced the cancellation of 12 flights from Spanish airports.

Seven flights from Barajas Adolfo Suárez airport in Madrid, two from Alicante, two in Sevilla and one in Bilbao were amongst the total 130 cancelled during the Thursday stoppage.

Flights were back to normal by Thursday evening after a backlog that had built up was cleared when staff returned to work at 1pm.

The strike prevented the Spanish Minister of Economy, Nadia Calviño, from arriving in Brussels in time for her speech at a conference in the European Parliament.

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