Statement - National Demonstration 20 June

Statement - National Demonstration 20 June

On Sunday evening 19th June around 8.00pm, Brussels Airport decided that no passenger flights will be allowed to depart from Brussels Airport on 20th June. This is a consequence of the national manifestation and strike of a large part of the security staff of G4S.

Brussels Airlines already cancelled more than 50% of its flights for 20th June and is now forced to cancel its remaining flight programme, with the exception of certain flights with transfer passengers for whom security screening is not required. This concerns eight flights on which only passengers who are continuing their journey to another destination via Brussels Airport will be accepted.

"Passengers whose flight has been cancelled will be informed by e-mail this evening. We are doing our utmost to find alternative solutions for them. We are aware that our Service Centre is very busy. However, we ask our customers not to go to the airport tomorrow if their flight has been cancelled, as we cannot change their booking there. We are concentrating our efforts on our Call Centre to offer the large number of affected passengers a solution as quickly as possible. We regret the impact of this action on our customers.”



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 85 destinations, 17 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs 3,200 people and operates 40 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.

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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 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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