Ryanair is on strike, but today it will not affect flights in Belgium. According to trade unions, this is an awareness campaign. They will give out leaflets to travelers.
Almost a year ago, Belgian unions reached agreement with low cost airlines for both cabin crew and pilots to enforce Belgian labor law. These advances mean that the strike will not affect Belgium this Friday. This will affect other countries where social negotiations are not so advanced.
Launch of four new lines in Belgium
The Irish company will launch four new destinations from Zaventem and Charleroi airports during the next summer flight season, she said on Thursday. There will be a total of 105 routes to or from Belgium. Approximately 9.1 million Belgian customers will be served this way annually. Three new lines will be delivered with Zavent: Catania, Krakow and Seville. The next one will be from Charleroi to Tel Aviv. Please note that some destinations are already part of the Ryanair Winter Season program, which will start soon. So these are links that are now annualized.
Ryanair provides or a total of 105 routes, including 85 departing from Hennuyer Airport from Belgium or to Belgium, allowing the carrier to transport 9.1 million customers per year, according to its estimates. With these four new routes, Ryanair provides service to 6,800 direct and indirect jobs in Zaventem and Charleroi. "But there are hardly any Belgian staff among hostesses and stewards at these airports"said Didier Lebbe, permanent secretary of CNE.