Owing to meetings held by pilots and crew members, some flights operated by Aerolíneas Argentinas are already delayed, and other 30 flights have been cancelled. There are over 5,000 affected passengers.
Pilots unionized with the Airline Pilots Association (APLA, for its acronym in Spanish) held meetings between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., in both Aeroparque and Ezeiza, with slowdowns and stoppages, thus blocking normal operation. At 8 a.m., crew members unionized with the Argentine Association of Crew Members (AAA, for its acronym Spanish) started the same industrial action. Said worker’s meetings, consequently, are now strongly affecting the operation of the company.
The meetings began at 5 a.m. So far, the company has been forced to cancel 30 flights due to lack of crew members.
The company is sorry for the impact this industrial action has caused in its services, which has affected over 5,000 passengers. With the action still in force, there will be more passengers affected by delays.
Changes to flights are being informed by the company via e-mail to the e-mail addresses informed by the passengers. However, the company calls all other passengers to check the Aerolineas.com.ar website and the corporate postings on social media.
Aerolíneas has recommended its passengers to include their e-mail addresses when booking a flight so that they may directly receive news about any changes to their flights. This can be done by updating the booking information on the aerolineas.com.ar website.
Another way to get information on flight status is by downloading the Tripcase app, which retrieves information directly from the booking system.
It should be noted that this industrial action was announced at the beginning of a long weekend, during which the company expects to carry thousands of passengers.
Passengers affected by today's industrial action will be able to change their tickets for new dates or destinations, or demand their reimbursement, for a term of 30 days, using the same channel through which they purchased their tickets.
Once again, the company is sorry for any inconvenience this situation may have caused, which is beyond its control, and reaffirms its connectivity commitment and its goal to provide the best service to its passengers.