Sabena is reported to be in talks with former employees of Belgian Charter Company Air Belgium which stopped operations over a year ago, due to financial problems. CEO of the former company and some other employees have proposed to take over regional flights of Sabena, which would be flown with regional jets and at lower costs than with Sabena employees. Sabena press officer Wilfried Remans did not want to comment on the news, which is understandable as Sabena is in talks these days to find 15 billion BEF in cost reductions and a new job for over 600 employees. Some time ago, it was reported that Corssair would take over sopme of these routes.
Other news: Employees of Sabena had order a financial audit to find out whether or not Swissair had caused the financial trouble at Sabena but the first results do not give any indication of that. Today, Sabena CEO Christoph Müller will give its first press conference in months. He will talk about the problems and the on going negotiations with the unions which will start today to find a recovery plan before next thursday, when the Sabena board meets to decide whether or not to proceed with the activities.