Brussels Airlines welcomes students for Youca Action Day

Brussels Airlines welcomes students for Youca Action Day

On 17 October, Brussels Airlines welcomes 16 students at work for this year’s YOUCA Action Day. The airline participates the 7th consecutive time in the event. For the first time students will not only work on board, but also at the airport. The 16 YOUCA students are all children of Brussels Airlines employees, making it the ideal opportunity for the airline’s staff to share a look behind the scenes with their own family.

Ten students from the 4th to the 7th grade will spend the day as a cabin crew member, performing a flight in Europe. Starting at the in Zaventem, they will prepare the flight together with the Brussels Airlines cabin and cockpit crew, after which they will join the crew on board and care for Belgian and international guests using all their language skills. Six other students will work at the airport as a Passenger Service Agent, assisting at check-in and gates under the lead of an experienced Brussels Airlines colleague, welcoming the airline’s guests and assuring a smooth boarding and departure. The students’ salaries will go to charity projects of engaged youth worldwide.

“We are very happy to welcome 16 students during the YOUCA Action Day. It is the perfect opportunity to share the beauty of working in aviation with the next generation, the workforce of tomorrow. At the same time, we are helping our Belgian youth to engage themselves for sustainable entrepreneurship in Belgium and abroad. A big win for both parties.”

Ilse Verhelst, Internal communication manager at Brussels Airlines

YOUCA, Youth for Change and Action, wants to stimulate youngsters to work together towards a sustainable and fair society. During the YOUCA Action Day, students between 14 and 19 years old go to work for one day and donate their salaries to projects of engaged youth worldwide. This year, their wages will go to a project by Trias, centralising youth and entrepreneurship in Guinee and to different projects in Belgium.

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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 60 destinations in Europe, 2 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company employs 3,100 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible fares with  the highest service quality. With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the five Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium's second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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