Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA) closed on Monday at 16:00 for departures due to a lack of security personnel available for the rest of the day, said BSCA CEO Philippe Verdonck. Arrivals are not disrupted.
Due to the security staff strike at Charleroi airport (BSCA), TUI fly diverted its two scheduled flights to Tenerife and Murcia to Brussels airport on Monday, the airline reported.
Security Master staff, which provides security at the airport, did not start work on Monday morning. The staff had filed, as a union common front, a notice which came to an end on Sunday evening, to respond to the dissatisfaction of the security staff of the company Security Master. This dissatisfaction is due to BSCA Security's decision to award two operators instead of just one the future public contract for the management of screening inspection posts, i.e. the security checks to which passengers are subject in order to access the boarding gates.
The staff of the company Security Master, ensuring security within the airport, occupies the roundabouts which lead to the site, announce the police.
Passengers were angry all day, and strongly advised to check and re-plan their travel plans.