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Brussels Airlines strike on 23, 24 and 25 June leads to 315 flight cancellations

13:56 21/06/2022

The Brussels Airlines strike from 23 to 25 June will result in the cancellation of around 315 flights affecting nearly 40,000 passengers, the company announced on Tuesday.

Over the three-day strike period, 533 flights (including charters) were scheduled for almost 70,000 passengers. More than half of them will therefore have their flights cancelled, said Brussels Airlines.

The company currently hopes to maintain around 40% of the original flight schedule. It has so far only an "intermediate view of the impact of social action and the willingness to work of pilots and cabin crew".

Brussels Airlines is looking for solutions to find other flights, within the Lufthansa group and outside, according to its statement. For example, three long-haul aircraft will be operated to cover four flights to Nice and six to Rome.

The airline’s objective is to inform all affected customers by the end of the day 21 June. “We continue to closely monitor the situation and stay in contact with the impacted passengers,” said spokesperson Maaike Andries.

She added that management remained open to discussions with trade unions. 

 

Written by Sarah Crew