Ryanair already has new destinations programmed for the winter season, which is about to start. These links will be operated on an annualised basis.
Thanks to the new links, Ryanair will be able to maintain 6,800 direct and indirect jobs in Zaventem and Charleroi. However, “there is practically no Belgian personnel among the hostesses and stewards based in these airports,” Didier Lebbe, permanent secretary of the Christian trade union CNE, commented on the margins of the press conference.
About a year ago, Belgian unions concluded agreements with the low-cost carrier on the application of Belgian labour law for both cabin crews and pilots. As a result, Belgium will not be affected by a strike to be staged on Friday in other countries where labour negotiations are less advanced.