Today the Belgian (Wallonian) newspaper La Libre Belgique announced that Bernard Gustin, CEO of Brussels Airlines and Jan De Raeymaeker, CFO received a letter terminating their employment with Brussels Airlines.
According to the article on aviation24.be (http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufth ... t-the-top/
) the current management of Brussels Airlines wants to keep the successful hybrid model of Brussels Airlines but Carsten Spohr wants something different, he wants that Brussels Airlines completely changes into Eurowings and will not take anything else in consideration. The issue was part of the November board meeting where Carsten Spohr brutally silenced Bernard Gustin when he tried to explain and defent the hybrid SN model.
As a result of this the head of Eurowings (Thorsten Dirks) terminated the CEO and the CFO but both declined to sign the papers (due to not following the correct Belgian procedure), as a result a board meeting will be held on Monday for the change in management, since the Belgians lost their veto power in the board since January 1st and the board of Brussels Airlines is 5 Germans against 4 Belgians it is assumed this will be a done deal and both will be fired formally on Monday.
It is a shame to see that Carsten Spohr wants to ruin Brussels Airlines in favour of his pet project Eurowings, during the past year Brussels Airlines was one of the strong growers within the LH Group and proved that their strategy works. Guess once both will be removed it will be the end of Brussels Airlines also.
Guess after a year of uncertainty we can say goodbye to Brussels Airlines... It will only be a matter of time before the brand is gone I guess