Brussels Airlines to cancel another 527 extra flights in July, August

Europe: Brussels Airlines is cancelling another 527 extra flights in the month of July and August, on top of the 148 that were already announced previously.

The management of the airline company chooses to listen to trade union demands and relieve the high work pressure felt by the staff and cabin crew, as per the sources.

The airline made an announcement on Monday that it will cancel more flights to meet the demands of reducing the workload. Moreover, the airline will now cancel 675 flights during the two-month school holiday period, while initially, only 148 flights were scheduled to be cancelled in the month of July.

The board added that it was “commercially impossible” for them to make any more cancellations.

Along with this, the management, as well as the unions, met on Monday after the three-day strike of 23, 24 and 25 June, as the staff complained that the workload was too heavy.

The management mentioned in the statement on Monday, “Today we are clearly meeting the demand of the unions. We hope to be able to rule out further actions definitively and to give our passengers a real guarantee.”

The number of cancelled flights in July and August totals about 6 percent of the Brussels Airlines flight schedule. The measured amount to a loss of revenue of €10 million, which is comparable to the first estimate of the loss due to the three-day strike.

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