The Lufthansa subsidiary Brussels Airlines is canceling 700 flights in July and August. In this way, the staff should be relieved, the airline announced on Tuesday. Accordingly, 372 flights will be canceled this month and 303 flights next. These “optimizations” should give crew members “a better work-life balance,” the company said.
The airline had negotiated better working conditions with the unions after a strike by its employees on Monday. During the work stoppage from June 23 to 25, 300 connections and thus 60 percent of all flights were canceled.
Since many airlines in Europe cut jobs during the corona pandemic, they are now complaining about staff shortages. Airlines and airports are faced with a “turbulent summer”, said Brussels Airlines.