Brussels Airlines reaches agreement with cockpit & cabin unions about reward package

As a consequence the strike announced between 27 and 30 March is no longer taking place

Brussels, 24 March 2024 - Brussels Airlines is glad to announce an agreement has been reached with the cockpit unions about their reward package. The deal was signed today. The details will be communicated to the cockpit community in the coming days. The agreement takes into account our current financial reality and focusses mainly to improve the gross salary.

During the covid-crisis, all employees at Brussels Airlines had to make sacrifices to save the company. Now that Brussels Airlines is back to profitability, a deal has been negotiated which will increase the purchasing power of the cockpit community, while taking into account its current financial reality. The focus of the deal is a reviewed gross salary grid in 2 steps, 1 step already this year and another step in 2026.

Two weeks ago, Brussels Airlines was able to reach an agreement with the cabin crew unions about their reward package. Brussels Airlines is confident that the social peace can return to the company, so the airline can live up to its promise to be the most reliable airline, making everyone feel at home. Brussels Airlines once again apologizes towards passengers who were impacted by industrial actions.

“We are happy with the outcome of the intense negotiations we had these past weeks. After reaching an agreement for the cabin crew members two weeks ago, we are very satisfied to have come to another one with the cockpit unions. We would like to thank the unions for the constructive meetings. It proves again that staying around the table with everybody committed to finding solutions, mountains can be moved. Let’s now all focus on getting towards sustainable profitability and making our company grow.”
Filip Aerts, Head of Flight Operations, Brussels Airlines

On March 7, Brussels Airlines was able to announce the first profitable full-year results since 2019, showing the airline has turned the page after the very difficult covid period. A substantial part of this profit is used to increase the salaries of the employees, but Brussels Airlines remains committed to make important investments for its future, with new, fuel-efficient planes, growth of the network and a state-of-the-art product for its passengers.

You will find the details here on the cabin reward package communicated on 18 March 2024.

Nico Cardone

For media requests only


Get updates in your mailbox

By clicking "Subscribe" I confirm I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy.

About Brussels Airlines

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 90 destinations, 18 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,400 people and operates 44 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.

More information on 

About Star Alliance

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 17,000 daily flights to over 1,200 airports in 190 countries.

More information on

Contact Zone General Aviation - Airport Building 26 1831 Diegem

+32 2 723 89 90