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Belgian airspace was to be closed to all flights below 8,000 metres on Wednesday as a national strike threatened to bring the European country to a standstill.
With "no certainty" on how many controllers would be following the strike movement, Belgium's Skeyes air traffic control agency said it was "forced to prohibit" national air traffic between Tuesday, February 12 at 22:00 (2100 GMT) until the same time the following day, a statement said on Tuesday.
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No aircraft flying below 8,000 metres altitude—the area controlled by Skeyes—will be allowed to fly over the country, Dominique Dehaene, the company's spokesman, told AFP.
Government, military and emergency flights will be allowed, he added.
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Above 8,000 metres, a control centre in the Dutch city of Maastricht controls aircraft flying over Belgian...
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