​Belgian Airport Strike
Brussels Airport Strike

22 August 2017 Wildcat strike today by Swissport baggage handlers. Some flights have been cancelled. Airport asking passengers, if possible, take hand luggage only. 
Swissport handlers work for 35 airlines. Here's some:-Brussels Airlines, Aeroflot, Alitalia, Hainan Airlines, Finnair, Swiss Airlines, Germanwings, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Air Arabia, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Air Algerie, Royal Air Maroc, Thai Airways.
What a mess. Some passengers having to sleep on the airport floor. Strike is to continue tomorrow Here's our favorite link flightstats

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The news online reporting after the city of Brussels put on extra security measures 30 terrorists have been caught.


Are you flying to Italy this month? Italian aviation strikes are planned 2017
see www.easytravelreport.com

​Are you traveling with HOP airlines? Be prepared for strike action July 2017


24 May 2017 Brussels Airport no arrival flights between 3pm and 3:40 today, followed by moderate delays.


Brussels Airlines
2 January 2017 Brussels airlines delays today with baggage handling. No strike, rather bad scheduling by Swissport company. Not enough staff to cover one of the busiest days of the year.
Brussels Airlines states otherwise. Brussels Airport

Last year 2016 industrial actions at Belgian Airport
Belgium planned general strike dates
Friday June 24, 2016
Saturday September 24, 2016
Friday October 7, 2016

Belgium
Zaventem Airport
Update:-October 6, 2016 Brussels airport has notice up. Expect problems at Zaventem Airport with baggage handlers union (ABVV/FGTB) has asked them not to go to work tomorrow.
see www.easytravelreport.com


Brussels Airport and Charleroi
Update:-June 24 Strike at Brussels Airport today
Update:-22 June 2016 Turns out general strike is still on for Friday. 7sur.be reporting transportation will be disrupted. Just give yourself extra time to get to your airport expect taxi shortages, traffic jams..
Much of the country is expected to be paralyzed. Trains will stop working 10pm, tomorrow, Thursday. SNCB advising passengers to “provide for other transportation alternatives and not just rely on trains to get around”
Use website www.letrain.be, the SNCB app, twitter accounts and Facebook @SNCB and the Contact Center (02 / 528.28.28). “ More information to come out tomorrow/tonightSaturday June 18, 2016 Zaventem Brussels Airport, shenanigans at the airport today Lavenir.net  You should know, Belgium has some general strikes planned. Italian and Greek airports have strike actions planned
www.easytravelreport.com

Friday June 10, 2016 Airport had a power failure today. Security lines backed up.

French Air Traffic Control Strike
15 May 2016 Flights from and to Brussels Airport will likely be delayed, cancelled or brought forward due to French air traffic control strike.
French air traffic controllers will strike on Thursday May 19, 2016. (and perhaps 26 May?) If strike goes ahead airlines will be asked to cut back flights to and from France. Stay in close contact with your airline. Air France will take brunt of strike action. French national rail company SNCF is also striking.
French taxi drivers are threatening to join in.
Please see www.easytravelrport.com for updates and French air traffic controllers strike (and May 26th?)
Our Air France Strike page.
If you are changing flights in France and have a long lay over in a French international arrivals lounge. Get a French visa as you will be sleeping on a cot in the lounge while other passengers sleep in a comfortable hotel bed with private bathroom. March 2016 saw 140 passengers sleeping on the floor at Orly Airport.
Expect knock-on effect.

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Brussels Airport and Charleroi

Thursday May 12, 2016 Workers back to work last night. You can still face cancellations. Call your airline.

Wednesday 11 May 2016 Wildcat strike today by baggage handlers who work for Aviapartner. Aviapartner do handling for Qatar Airways, Jetair, Etihad and SAS.

Saturday April 23, 2016 Controllers still calling in sick, delays of over an hour. Perhaps you need to know French air traffic control along with several other transportation unions will strike this week 28 April. Greek general strike is being planned for May.

Thursday 14 April 2016 41 flights ended up being canceled today. 29 incoming flights and 12 outbound, mostly Brussels Airlines. According to the powers that be, situation is now stable.

12 April 2016 Wildcat strike by Belgian air traffic control (How can this be legal?) Strike over pension reform. Call your airline asap.
Strike likely to go in through the night.
Brussels Airport
Charleroi Airport
NOP for the latest


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Old strikes from this year already, left up for the insurance companies
6 April 2016 Some flights are leaving. On the most part it's cancellations. 
You might also have to deal with flight delays causing disruption around the network due to 
Greek air traffic control and Italian air traffic controllers striking this week see www.easytravelreport.com

Update:-30 March 2016 Article from Evening Standard regarding airport security. No date for airport opening in the near future.

Update:-26 March Brussels airport terminal deemed structure stable. Cars that have been stuck in car park can be picked up tomorrow. Airport still not open.

Update:-Brussels Airport will be open 23:59hrs local time Thursday night. No commercial flights will operate on Friday. Brussels Airlines operating from Leige and Antwerp. EasyJet Lille and Malpensa. Passengers still can not retrieve cars from parking lot.

Update:-Brussels Airport will be open 23:59hrs local time Wednesday night.
22 March 2016 Brussels Airport closed due to two explosions in the departure lounge. One near American Airline desk other Brussels Airlines check in desk at 8am. Another explosion at local subway station. All trains halted to the airport. Roads blocked allowing rescue workers only. 
Several deaths and injuries have been reported.



French air traffic control strike
Update:-18 March 2016 French air traffic control strike 20 - 22 March is on, airlines to be asked to cut back flights by 20%. Another meeting to take place Sunday morning 8:30 UTC time see NOP

Old strikes from 2015
New 11 August 2015 Several viewers telling us that Aviapartner baggage handlers are on strike today at Brussels airport. British Airway's also effected. Strike is now over, agreement has been made see FlandersNews.be

Update:Thursday 6 August 2015 Work to rule is over after meetings took place today.

​Update:-August 3, 2015 Go slow started today at Brussels airport and now threatens to go on all week. Get to the airport earlier than usual.

Monday August 3, 2015 by security workers will “Work to Rule” “Go Slow… Go slow will go on for a "few hours" You will likely to be delayed as security workers will be doing thorough security checks. Airport has had 50 security breaches since March of this year.
You might also need to know Greek air traffic control strike on Wednesday and Australian border strike for Tuesday www.easytravelreport.com

Old strikes for 2015
Tunisia
Tunisair Strike, will effect flights to and from Brussels airport.
Srtike by flight attendants will start Friday June 4, 2015.
Strike will last 48 hours.
Strike will have an effect at all  popular Tunisair airports - Tunis-Carthage, Monastir, Djerba Enfidha. 
Tunisair

Old strikes from 2015
Update_ 20 April, 2015 Public transport strike in effect. All trains/buses to take a severe hit. Police/airport security workers to strike till 5pm Tuesday. "Will do things by the book" Expect delays at security departures and arrivals. Brussels Airport asking passengers to get to the airport early particularly for UK, Turkish or USA. 
Brussels Airport
Also see Easy Travel Report

Heads up, Belgian general strike planned for April 22 and French air traffic control strike
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Last year 2014 industrial actions.
         Belgian Airport Strikes
FGTB Union plan massive walk-out - will send a "strong signal" union expect airports to not function. Brussels Airlines notice up. Urging passengers to bring hand luggage for both strike dates.
Monday December 8 and Monday 15 December, 2014 Charleroi airport and Brussels - Zaventem Airport - a significant number of workers and managers are expected to be on strike and will likely be blocking your entry to the Charleroi and Brussels airport. Unions had the nerve to ask officials to stop the first flights of the day. 
STIB, buses, Brussels public transport will also have two days of strikes 8th and 15th. Thalys has cancelled trains to France, Brussels and the Netherlands. Eurostar all trains will stop at Lille. 
Leige Airport

30 November 2014 Several strikes planned for this week including Lufthansa airline strike tomorrow. Easy Travel Report

​19 October 2014 We have some air strikes you might want to know about that may effect your travel plans.

EasyJet Strike Lufthansa pilot strike, and Tap Airlines
Italian air strikes and general strikes in Belgium and Morocco see ETR

Belgian police strike planned for 22/23 October.

German Railway strike issues still not resolved

Old industrial actions for 2014
  Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Heads Up, Flights to and from Italy will be delayed, cancelled or moved up on Saturday, 27 September, 2014 due to an Italian air traffic control strike

and 

Air France strike might be extended.
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30 June 2014 Now rail unions turn News24.com

26 June 2014 Air traffic control strike over 1500 UTC. Expect knock on effect.

25 June 2014 Brussels Airport also hit by Belgian air traffic control strike tonight. Union expected to strike in the night and again early morning. 2 - 3 hours.  Union only to give three hours notice.
French ATC strike in full force has been cancelled. 


​Flights from Zaventem Airport to and from France will be hit by French air traffic control strike.
French air traffic control strike is planned June 24 - 29. Your flight will be cancelled, brought forward or delayed. Follow along with us at Easy Travel Report.com and call your airline ASAP. Look at the long list of cancelled flights   
​Long lines at BA, Brussels Airlines, Ryanair. More strikes expected.
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​Old industrial actions 2013
17 November 2013 If flying with Finnair this week-end, flights should be back to normal today Finnair Strike
We are watching a couple of other issues for this coming week that might effect Brussels airport. Aer Lingus cabin crew negotiations and Italian airports/airlines 22 November. Air India employees are threaten strikes.
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May 15 Strike over, 20,000 bags to find way home.
Update:- More meetings to take place tomorrow am.
May 13 Zaventem and Charleroi airports. Meeting to take place 1PM local time Monday.
Brussels airport strike, started Sunday evening, Swissport baggage handlers strike, effecting hundreds of flights. Call your airline. Lufthansa cancels flights, airlines asking passengers not to show up airport. Arrivals leaving airport without luggage, may take two days to find passengers. Swissport hires 1,500 workers and union wants swift end to strike. Who will flinch first? Check in desks closed.
List of airlines at Brussels airport who use Swissport handlers. Chances are your flight is delayed or cancelled. For once TAP flights not effected.
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May 12, 2013 Flights to Croatia, Zagreb airport might be delayed or cancelled Tuesday see Croatia Airline Strike and Turkish Airlines strike on Wednesday.
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Old industrial actions

European Day of Strike Action
When Wednesday 14 November 2012. 
High chance your flight will be delayed 
today, particularly if going to Spain or 
Portugal.

Rail strike for November 14, 2012 SNCB  
Check how you are getting to 
Brussels Zaventem Airport


Who else is on strike today?
What's your airline up to?
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Travel Industrial Action strike 
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Brussels Zaventem Airport Strike Belgium
2017 - 80 thousand passengers daily. Time to take your hard earned money to another airport if possible.
When Belgium train company SNCB strikes, you may have trouble getting to the airport. Arriving passengers your options are taxi, car pool and buses. 
If Brussels Airport is on strike why not fly into Lille Airport (French) instead, 1 1/2 hour drive away from Brussels. 
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