Argentinian airlines joined the national strike promoted by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) – one of the main union forces in the neighboring country -, so a total of 295 flights will be canceled and another 26 were rescheduled.
The airline will participate in the general strike which will take place for 12 hours. However, through a statement, it reported that the measure would be extended for 24 hours, so since Tuesday night flights by the Argentine flag airline were already affected.
In that sense, they are affected both domestic flights as international, among which are those destined for Montevideo and Punta del Este. With this, the airline invited passengers to check the status of their flight in order to obtain detailed information in each case.
According to the statement, the company recommends that passengers “check the company’s website (www.aerolineas.com.ar) for the latest information available about the status of their flight before heading to the airport. If there is made your purchase at a tourism agency, it is advisable to consult that way.
On the other hand, in addition to the flag airline, others such as JetSmart They also decided to cancel all flights. However, others like Flybondi They decided to operate from the airport Ezeiza and cancel 6 flights of the 60 agreed for this date.
The Airlines claim
In the case of Airlines -as reported by the company in a statement released this morning-, due to the failure to comply with the mandatory conciliation by the Aeronautical Personnel Association (APA)which brings together the ramp, check-in and call center staff, it was decided to completely cancel the flights scheduled for today.
Since early today, inspectors from the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security from Argentina appeared at the Jorge Newbery metropolitan airport terminal to document the violation by the aforementioned union. The total cost for the company of this force measure will exceed USD 2.5 million, according to company spokespersons.
“Despite these circumstances, Argentinian airlines will continue working to offer quality service to its passengers, maintaining the safety of its operation as its main priority. “The company regrets the inconvenience that this measure will cause in the travel plans of our customers,” said a statement from the firm released today.