Monday, 14 May 2018
The strike will cause the cancellation of 75 % of the flights of Brussels Airlines on Monday, confirmed a spokesperson for the airline company. “25 % of the flights are running. The situation at Brussels airport was very calm this morning,” said Wencke Lemmes.
A new conciliation procedure between management and the pilot unions will take place on Monday morning. Management intends to submit a new proposal to the unions.
Brussels Airlines will experience on Monday and Wednesday the second pilot strike in its history, due to the lack of an agreement with the management on the evolution of the wages of the pilots, in particular.
In total, more than 60,000 passengers are affected by the flight cancellations. The company has been able to get in touch with 55,000 of them. The majority received a new booking while the rest of the travelers will be entitled to a refund or will file a complaint. Others were flying with a tour operator and found a travel alternative.
The Brussels Times