Lufthansa subsidiary Brussels Airlines must continue to reduce its cost base as it faces growing competition from low-cost carriers (LCCs) in its home market, CEO Bernard Gustin told ATW. “We now have a cost base that is 15% lower than [it was] in 2012.” However, he said costs for the Belgian flag carrier must decline “another 15% within the next three to five years.” He said the Star Alliance member’s productivity and low-cost base is recognized within ...

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