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Aircraft taking off from Brussels Airport without all luggage on board
Some aircraft took off from Zaventem airport early on Saturday morning without all luggage on board.
A spokesperson said Brussels Airport suffered “a technical problem in its baggage handling system,” reports news agency Belga.
The system failure resulted in around 30 aircraft taking off with either only part of their luggage or no luggage at all. Flights between 6.00-9.00 were affected. Delays are expected to flights departing after 9.00.
“We sincerely regret the situation. Our teams are doing everything they can to repair the system and limit the impact on passengers so that normal operation will be resumed this afternoon,” said Brussels Airport.
This weekend is one of the busiest for the national airport with 83,000 passengers expected on Saturday, 89,000 on Sunday.
Photo: Belga /Yorick Jansens