Due to the interruption of air traffic in the Belgian sky the night from Friday to Saturday, flights departing from Africa operated by Brussels Airlines will take off 80 minutes late Saturday morning to arrive in Brussels after the reopening of the airspace expected at 06:00, confirmed the spokesperson of the airline to Belga.
"Three long-haul flights from Africa will be delayed by 80 minutes to arrive after 06:00," said Brussels Airlines spokeswoman Wencke Lemmes. These flights to Brussels must take off Saturday morning from Monrovia, Douala and Dakar.
Passengers who have a connection to the Belgian airport of Brussels Airport will benefit from a new reservation on other flights, confirmed the spokesperson. In return, the five Brussels Airlines planes to Brussels Friday night can still land at Zaventem airport.
Air traffic is interrupted throughout the Belgian territory from Friday 23:00 until 06:00 Saturday morning due to lack of personnel within the autonomous public company Skeyes, responsible for air traffic control.
Several air traffic controllers have issued Sickes disease certificates, so Skeyes has not been able to gather enough staff for night service. (Belga)