BREAKING Belgium airspace closed till 14:00 due to power shortage at air control

Because of a technical failure with air traffic control no departures or landings are possible at Brussels Airport till 14.00h. This is a nation wide problem. Belgian Air traffic Controller Belgocontrol does its utmost best to restart the installations as quickly as possible.

This electrical failure causes a lot of delays. A number of flights has been diverted to airports in the neighbourhood.

14:10 A gradual restarting of the air traffic control systems has started, some flights to/from Brussels
147 cancellations & 32 diversions (20,000 passengers) due to ATC technical problem

Belgocontrol restarting systems

Brussels FIR closure now extended to 15:30 UTC, 17:30 local time

109 cancelled flights – 25 diverted