BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s air traffic control authority says it is shutting down the country’s airspace for 24 hours due to staffing uncertainties caused by a nationwide strike on Wednesday.
The authority, called Skeyes, says it is forced to shut down Belgian airspace from 10:00 pm (2100 GMT) Tuesday until 10:00 pm Wednesday.
The company said in a statement Tuesday that it “does not have sufficient insight into the staffing levels during the industrial action that will start tonight.”
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Skeyes says “management takes its responsibility to guarantee the safety of air traffic.”
Airlines, train and public transport are expected to be hit hard during the 24-hour strike called by unions after wage talks broke down.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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