No air traffic over Belgium due to technical glitch

/ 12:23 AM July 20, 2018

BRUSSELS — Belgium’s airspace was closed off for landings and departures Thursday afternoon because of a technical glitch in the data system of the air safety control center.

Belgocontrol spokesman Dominque Dehaene said the control center was executing a “clear sky” operation until the issue is fixed. He said “there is a problem loading flight data.” He could not immediately provide details of the technical difficulties.


Dominique Dehaene of Belgocontrol called it “a very specific problem” that created a risk that some information on flights might not be correct.

Brussels international airport, which handles some 650 flights a day, said in a statement that “due to a technical system failure at Belgocontrol, air traffic is temporarily suspended. Please contact your airline company for further information.”


Charleroi handles some 140 flights a day. By comparison, Heathrow, which is Europe’s busiest airport, operates 1,299 flights a day. /ee

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