Board appointments at Brussels Airlines have caused concern in Belgium that the airline will be further integrated into Lufthansa’s Düsseldorf-headquartered Eurowings.
A Brussels Airlines plane takes off from its base in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: By Tom Buysse / shutterstock.com
Lufthansa has appointed Christina Foerster as chief executive, and Thibault Demouline as chief operating officer of Brussels Airlines, effective from 1 April.
The replacement with Foerster, a long-term Lufthansa employee, of Bernard Gustin, who has been with the Belgian flag carrier for 15 years, has sparked fears in Belgium that the airline will be further integrated into Lufthansa’s Düsseldorf-headquartered Eurowings.
A number of Belgian business leaders wrote a public letter plea
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