No problems at the airport on Thursday morning

The morning shift at the air traffic control centre Belgocontrol started work normally on Thursday. This means that planes can depart and arrive as normal, at least until there is a change of shift at 3pm.

There were also no problems with Wednesday’s night shift.

On Tuesday and Wednesday there was chaos at Belgium’s Airport after air traffic controllers at Belgocontrol took downed tools in a lightning strike.

A large number of them called in sick in protest at a draft document on their pay and conditions.