novembre 22

During its meeting on 21 November 2022, Brussels-Charleroi airport’s board of directors decided to put an end to the salary reductions introduced with staff in December 2021.


Brussels-Charleroi airport is experiencing a faster recovery than expected thanks to the contracts it has renegotiated with some of our airlines.


It is set to welcome 8 million passengers this year, the same as in 2019.


According to forecasts by ACI (Airports Council International), this kind of recovery was not expected before 2024-2026.


The salary reduction scheme accepted by staff is therefore no longer necessary.


Furthermore – as anticipated in December 2021 – the board of directors has decided to grant staff a share of the profit earned by the company by introducing a one-time profit-related bonus plan.


Gilles SAMYN, Chairman of the Board of Directors, announced:


“All the hard work put in over recent months, particularly by staff and the management is starting to bear fruit.


The plan focusing on four key areas (social, commercial and industrial issues, as well as sustainable development) is taking shape, and we have plenty to celebrate … while exercising caution.


The situation means that we can now put an end to salary reductions and agree a plan with staff for a one-time profit-sharing bonus.


That having been said, there is still a long way to go to make this wonderful Walloon tool the benchmark that it can be.


Directors and the management team will be working hard to do just that in the months to come, with the support of staff and the unfailing backing of the airport’s passengers and partners.”



Philippe VERDONCK, CEO, explained:



“We were involved with long, intense negotiations with staff over the course of several months. We have been through some incredibly difficult, trying times to get through the worst crisis that the aviation industry has ever experienced. So it is a huge relief that we can thank our staff for the confidence with which they have honoured us by respecting the recapitalisation plan.”