Will Brussels Airlines survive?

Brussels Airlines' salute to Belgian artist René Magritte

According to Reuters,

“Lufthansa wants to replace top management at Brussels Airlines, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, pointing to the unit’s weak performance compared to other divisions.

The changes, which would affect Brussels Airlines’ chief executive and chief financial officer, will be discussed at a supervisory board meeting of the unit scheduled for Monday, the person said.”

According to The Brussels Times, the pilots of Brussels Airlines are also threatening further action “if management fails to listen to us”.

In the past, Lufthansa has stated its intent to retire the Brussels Airlines brand for its European flights and to operate under the Eurowings brand. Lufthansa controls the Brussels Airlines board, which meets today.

Brussels Airlines’ three unions are also threatening to strike.

Bottom line, Brussels Airlines is not likely to continue to operate as we know it today.

Copyright Photo: Brussels Airlines Airbus A320-214 OO-SNC (msn 1797) (René Magritte) LHR (SPA). Image: 934980.

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