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Belgium: BRU closed due to ATC Labour dispute

All flights in and out of Brussels Airport have been temporarily suspended after air-traffic controllers walked off the job in a pension dispute just days after the hub resumed serving flights after the fatal terrorist attacks last month.

Flights at other airports in Belgium have also been impacted by the labor dispute, said a spokesman for Belgocontrol, Belgium’s air traffic control organization. Authorities are uncertain how long the disruption will last and that it is working on operational measures to mitigate the impact.

Additionally, the access road to the airport has been temporarily closed as security forces inspect a suspicious car, an airline official said.

The website of Charleroi Airport, Brussels’s secondary airport, showed cancellations, diversions and undefined delays for arriving and departing flights until after 8 p.m. local time.