Brussels Airlines reaches agreement with cabin crew unions about reward package

Making a career as a cabin crew member will become even more interesting

Brussels, 18 March 2024 – Brussels Airlines is happy to announce an agreement has been reached with the cabin crew unions about their reward package. The deal was signed today by all unions. Details of the deal will be communicated to the cabin crew members in the coming days. The deal stays within the foreseen budget and focusses mainly on making a long-term career as a cabin crew member at Brussels Airlines even more interesting. ​

During the covid-crisis, all employees at Brussels Airlines had to make sacrifices to save the company. Now Brussels Airlines is back to profitability, a deal has been negotiated that will increase the purchasing power of cabin crew members at Brussels Airlines, while taking into account its current fragile cost position. The focus of the deal is to make a long-term career more interesting. That includes an increased salary grid for pursers, function premiums for senior pursers and other attractive rewards for instructors and cabin crew with a management function. At the same time, all cabin crew members will amongst others benefit from an increased night stop allowance.

“We are very happy to have reached this agreement with the cabin crew unions. We would like to thank all of them for the constructive meetings of the past few weeks. It proves that when we sit together and when everybody is willing to reach a deal, mountains can be moved.” ​
- Filip Aerts, Head of Flight Operations, Brussels Airlines

The deal that was signed today is only about the reward package for cabin crew members. Negotiations continue about the work-life balance. At the same time, Brussels Airlines is working on other improvements for the crew community too: a brand-new training center opened recently, new more inclusive uniforms were presented and the airline will soon open a new crew room at Brussels Airport.

Nico Cardone

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Brussels Airlines is the home carrier of Belgium and one of the four network airlines of the Lufthansa Group. It connects the European capital from Brussels Airport with over 85 destinations, 17 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,300 people and operates 43 aircraft.

Brussels Airlines aims to emit 50% less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2019 and plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. The airline is participating in the Stargate Project led by Brussels Airport and is therefore part of the testing ground for sustainable aviation at its home base. In addition, the airline signed the Circular Economy agreement of the Antwerp Management School in 2021. The airline was the first to transport Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the CEPS-pipeline connecting Brussels Airport early 2023. By end 2024, Brussels Airlines will have welcomed five state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network.

As an ambassador of its country, Brussels Airlines brings the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world, among others through collaborations with Belgian Star Chefs, Belgian culinary products and the Belgian Icons, specially painted aircraft that honour a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

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