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“We are meeting the demands of the unions today and we hope it can rule out further actions (this summer),” Brussels Airlines spokesperson Maaike Andries emailed. “For long-term solutions, we will organise a meeting with the unions on August 23.”
The cancellations would lead to 10.2 million euros ($10.66 million) in lost revenue, the airline added.
Pilot and cabin crew unions of Brussels Airlines held a three-day strike last month, after complaining that the pressure of work was too high and that the company had been aware of the situation for around a year but failed to alleviate it.
Across Europe strikes and staff shortages are forcing airlines to cancel thousands of flights, causing hours-long queues at major airports, dashing hopes of a first summer holiday for many after COVID lockdowns.
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