Several Brussels-Riga flights cancelled due to baggage handlers' strike

Flights between Brussels and Riga scheduled for October 26 have been cancelled because of an ongoing baggage handlers’ strike at Brussels Airport, a spokeswoman for Riga Airport told LETA.

According to the latest information airBaltic flights to and from Brussels have been cancelled not only for the first part of the day, but also in the afternoon.

Riga Airport has urged passengers to follow information on the airport’s website and make inquiries with airlines.

As reported, Baggage handlers went on strike at Brussels Airport on Thursday and continued the action also on Friday. Handling agent Aviapartner called the strike over understaffing issues.

A union member described it as a “spontaneous action by the employees”, adding that “it’s unclear how long the action will last.”

The baggage handlers’ strike has affected all incoming and departing flights. Passengers are forced either to leave the airport or travel “hand luggage only”.

Aviapartner handles dozens of carriers at Brussels Airport, including Latvia’s airBaltic.

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