BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian Brussels Airlines, a Lufthansa Subsidiary has extended its suspension of flights until at least May 15, it said on Monday.
The Belgian airline had previously suspended flights until April 19, but said it would extend them by four weeks due to “little to no demand” due to travel restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
The company, with 4,200 employees, said it would extend the temporary short-time work program, which cuts wages but is increased by the government to help companies tackle the liquidity problems resulting from the crisis.
Customers who booked during the suspension must rebook by August and can postpone travel dates until the end of April 2021.
Airlines are among the hardest hit industries as the spread of COVID-19 respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus has brought travel to a halt in many parts of the world.
(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; editing by David Goodman)