National strike in Belgium: Brussels Airlines adapts its flight program of February 13th

The airline offers its passengers alternative travel solutions or the refund of their ticket

Due to a day of industrial action across various stakeholders operating at Brussels Airport as part of a wider national strike in Belgium, Brussels Airlines expects major disruptions in its flight program of next Wednesday, February 13th. 

Last week, the airline already cancelled 28 flights out of a total of 222 flights originally planned for February 13th and re-accommodated its passengers on other flights. With the information available today about the likely scale of the national strike, Brussels Airlines has decided to reduce its offer by additional 122 flights. In total, the airline cancels 68% of its flights originally planned that day, unfortunately impacting 11.288 passengers. This will allow its guests to adapt their travel plans well in advance and hence minimize the level of disruption and discomfort generated by the national strike for them as much as possible. 

The airline offers in advance alternative travel solutions. Passengers with a cancelled flight who don’t wish to travel anymore, can request a full refund of their ticket.

The list of all cancelled flights of February 13th is published on www.brusselsairlines.com

For rebookings, the airline kindly asks its guests to contact their travel agency or Brussels Airlines via:

  • the Brussels Airlines Service Center under +32 2 723 23 62
  • Facebook or Twitter

Refunds can be requested online on www.brusselsairlines.com/refund or via the passengers’ travel agency.

Brussels Airlines apologizes for the inconveniences that are caused by external factors entirely beyond its control.

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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 3,100 people and operates 41 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. In 2023, Brussels Airlines welcomes three state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network. Next to that, the airline aims to operate its first flight using Sustainable Aviation fuel (SAF) by 2023.

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 honor a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 

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