The strike carried out this weekend by some of the Belgian pilots of the Ryanair airline at the Charleroi airport (about 50 kilometers from Brussels) will force the cancellation of at least 96 flights, the aerodrome reported this Saturday in a statement.
The action will affect 50 flights of the Irish low-cost company Ryanair departing or landing at that airport this Saturday and 46 scheduled tomorrow, Sunday, which include connections with the Spanish cities of Zaragoza, Oviedo, Alicante, Seville and Gerona. Other destinations affected by the pilots’ strike will be Venice, Lisbon or Stockholm.
The airport advises travelers to periodically check the information published on its website and on that of the low-cost airline to see if there are changes in the flight situation.
The Belgian Ryanair pilots denounce their working conditions and accuse the Irish airline of not respecting the collective agreement that provides for a series of rest days in exchange for wage cuts accepted in 2020 during the covid-19 pandemic.
This Saturday the pilots who are following the strike met in front of the airport to denounce their situation. The representative of the CNE union, Didier Lebbe, declared today to the Belgian news agency that this strike action demonstrates the willingness of those affected to continue their protest. “The company’s attitude helps us in our struggle,” added the union representative. Ryanair pilots already organized a first weekend strike on July 15 and 16.