A full-day strike of pilots is canceled by 75% of Brussels Airlines’ Belgian airline on Monday.
According to the Belgian daily La Libre Belgique, the second strike in the airline’s history is due to the fact that since December 2016, the Belgian airline’s unions of Lufthansa’s German airline unsuccessfully negotiate a salary increase for its pilots with the German leadership.
Wencke Lemmes, the Belgian spokeswoman for the company, said the two-day work stoppage would be on Monday and Wednesday. Flight cancellations affect about 60,000 passengers, the vast majority of whom have been notified of flight cancellations. Indirect compensation for flights to other flights or reimbursement of the ticket price, he added.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG agreed in December 2016 with all shareholders of SN Airholding on the conditions for the full receipt of Brussels Airlines, after which it became 100% owned by the Belgian airline SN Airholding.
From 2018, Brussels Airlines will be fully integrated into the Lufthansa group and will fly within the Eurowings group.
According to the previous announcement, the airline will use Brussels Airlines for at least two years after the acquisition, and by 2018 the Brussels Airlines brand will be supplemented by a member of the Eurowings group.