Mr Wathelet is proposing a mechanism which should allow Brussels Airlines to cut costs. The proposal includes a beneficial tax regime for the pilots and the cabin crew. The government also has a plan ready to lower social contributions.
Mr Wathelet still has to receive the go-ahead from the EU. The plan should cost 10 million euros at the most and should apply for a maximum of 10 years.
The measures would also apply to other Belgian airlines like Jetairfly, Thomas Cook Airlines and TNT Airways.