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Strike forces Brussels Airlines to cancel flights Wednesday

AFP  |  Brussels 

Belgium's biggest carrier said it had cancelled all of its flights out of the Belgian capital on Wednesday due to a national strike.

is "eliminating its entire 222-flight schedule. The of more than 16,000 passengers are impacted," the subsidiary said in a statement on Friday.

Flights from German carrier will also be diverted out of to airports in neighbouring and the Netherlands, the company told the agency.

Unions warned newspaper that all commercial flights may be forced out of Belgian airspace Wednesday if air traffic controllers joined the action.

Several Belgian unions are demanding salary hikes for all sectors of the economy, with the whole country expected to be at a standstill on Wednesday.

Brussels, home to NATO, will be hosting a defence ministers meeting that day, with officials from throughout the transatlantic military alliance converging on the city.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 21:31 IST