OK, this kind of post makes me very angry, so I apologize in advance
What is the social value of a company like Ryanair anyway?
Ryanair flies from Charleroi airport (they call it Brussels South, but that's one of their dirty tricks to fool the pax) using a handfull of planes. There, they employ around 50 people to handle luggage, check-in etc.
In all less then 100 people have found a badly paid and much exploited job in this cowboy company situated well south of Brussels (about 1.5 hrs away by car)
yet this very same company is now trying to finish off the Belgian national carrier Sabena, employing over 8,500 people, by targeting our most profitable routes!
I feel it is a disgrace to our country that these goldiggers are allowed to yeopardise the wellbeing of an airline like Sabena, purely because they abuse the right on equal chances for all.
These companies do not bring any good to us on the longe term, since they are only interested in quick gain.
They are now trying to push Sabena out of the market on some selected (and very profitable) routes, so the result will be that if they prove to be succesfull then Sabena wil be stuck with the bad routes only. Of course this is an impossible situation for a company already in crisis, so Sabena might even have to stop flying because of this! What will be the net result then?
A lot of destinations will not be reachable from Brussels anymore (since Ryanair will not fly low profit routes);
The Belgian state will lose millions of euros (since they'll no longer have the taxes on the income of the people working at Sabena, no more expensive transit pax in Brussels, no more high landing fees at Brussels, etc.)
and on top of that 8,500 people will be unemployed!
OK, so maybe Rayanair might take some of us on, but at what salary? Certainly not for what I'm paid now...
Finally, does the Belgian state (mayority shareholder in Sabena) has to allow a privately owned company to distroy its own company? Which private investor would be so masochistic?