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Belgium strike set to disrupt flights

Travellers to Belgium are being warned about potential disruption on Tuesday (December 19) as workers across several sectors take industrial action.

Airlines and train companies operating to Belgium have warned that services may be affected by a national demonstration taking place in Brussels on Tuesday.

Brussels Airlines said that the demonstration in Brussels “might have an impact on our flights”.

“We recommend you to present yourself well on time at Brussels airport, and, if possible, to travel with hand baggage only,” added the airline.

Easyjet said the strike was likely to affect operations at Brussels airport as well as public transport services.

“We expect a number of staff from the airport to participate in the industrial action, this means we are likely to experience delays on our flights departing and arriving into Brussels airport,” added the airline.

“Before departing for the airport we recommend checking flight tracker for the most up-to-date information. We also suggest that you allow extra time if you are using public transport to travel to the airport.”

Train company SNCB said it hoped to keep “the impact on rail traffic to a minimum” and added that some entrances at rail stations in Brussels could be closed on the request of security services.

It also warned that Brussels-Midi, Brussels-Central and Brussels-Nord stations were “expected to be extremely busy”.

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