Airlines to deploy bigger aircraft to Brussels Airport, one day after the national strike

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Due to today’s national strike in Belgium, and the consequent closure of the Belgian airspace below 24,500 feet, airlines face a passenger backlog. Hence, tomorrow 14 February some airlines will deploy bigger aircraft to Brussels Airport.

For example, Air Europe will change the smaller Embraer E190 to a bigger Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Much to the delight for plane spotters and – most likely – passengers on board.

  • Etihad Airways EY57 from Abu Dhabi B77W A6-ETC
  • SWISS LX786 from Zurich A321 HB-IOF
  • Air Europa UX1171 from Madrid B788
  • Air Canada AC832 from Montreal A333 C-GHKW

Delta will also send a second 767 in addition to its usual Boeing 767 from JFK.

For updates throughout the day check: https://www.aviation24.be/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=65476

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