July 29, 2021

A technical problem at Brussels airport leaves hundreds of suitcases on the ground

A technical problem at Brussels airport leaves hundreds of suitcases on the ground



A technical problem in the baggage handling system at the Brussels-Zaventem airport that occurred on Friday night through Saturday has left hundreds of suitcases on the ground and caused delays in some flights, the aerodrome reported today.

"Due to a problem tonight with our automatic filtering system, several passengers left without luggage," the airport said through the social network Twitter.

The spokeswoman of the main aerodrome of Belgium Nathalie Pierard said in declarations to the public radiotelevision RTBF that the ruling, which was repaired on Saturday morning, caused in particular that "several hundred bags were not shipped."

"We are doing our best to deliver the bags as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience," the aerodrome added.

Affected passengers should contact the airlines with which they flew to obtain information about their luggage.

The incident occurred ten days after the end of a spontaneous strike by ground personnel employed at that same airport, which lasted seven days and left about one thousand flights canceled.

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