This afternoon, staff of handling agent Aviapartner decided to stop working. The employees say they are unhappy with the “current understaffing“.
“A spontaneous action by the employees“, a union member told Belgian Vrtnws, “it’s unclear how long the action will last.”
The strike has an immediate impact on all arriving and departing traffic as it’s not possible to load/unload the aircraft. Passengers are forced to leave/arrive without their luggage.
Brussels Airlines, Brussels Airport’s biggest customer, is not affected by the actions as their flights are handled by Swissport.
At Brussels Airport, Aviapartner handles Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air Serbia, Air Transat, All Nippon Airways, BMI Regional, British Airways, CSA Czech Airlines, Easyjet, El Al, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, FlyEgypt, HOP Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Meridiana Fly, Nouvelair, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Sun Express, TAP Portugal, Transavia, TUIfly, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Vueling.