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Jul 4, 2022

Brussels Airlines to ground nearly 700 flights; Qatar to see over 1,600 flights per day

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Brussles Airline

To reduce workload and avoid strikes, Brussels Airlines is cancelling nearly 700 flights during the summer.

Brussels Airlines is the flag carrier of Belgium that operates to over 100 destinations in Europe, North America, Africa. Founded on November 7, 2006 a Star Alliance member has over 4,000 employees.

According to Brussels Airlines- one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines- spokesperson Maaike Andries, the cancellations could lose over 10 million euros to the airline.

As the pilot and cabin crews complained that the pressure of work was too high and going on strike made the airlines compelled to cancel the flights saying staff shortages.

Meanwhile, during the FIFA World Cup 2022 there will be over 1,600 flight landings and take-offs in a day in Hamad International Airport in Doha of Qatar.

Based on an interview by Qatar Civil Aviation Authority’s (QCAA) Air Navigation Department Director Ahmed Al Eshaq given to Al Sharq media, the flights during the World Cup will be almost twice as many as the current movements per day.

Qatar Airways will be the leading airline to cater the football fans as well as other travelers.

“This will make Qatar Middle East’s second busiest country in air traffic,” informed QCAA chief.

A multiple award-winning airline Qatar Airways is certified as a 5-Star Airline — the first global airline in the world to achieve the 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax.

The Doha based airline flies to over 173 international destinations across all continents with its 233 fleets and had manpower involved over 46,000.