Strike by airline personnel in Argentina planned for November 26; anticipate flight disruptions
On November 23 the national carrier, Aerolineas Argentinas, published a statement indicating that it decided to cancel all flights departing on November 26 following disputes with the unions in the airline industry, who have called for a nationwide strike. The industrial action will reportedly affect 371 flights and it is the fourth of its kind in November alone. On November 20 Aerolineas Argentinas suspended 376 employees for abandoning their posts during a strike on November 8.
Although only Aerolineas Argentinas’ flights have been canceled, the strike is likely to cause overall disruptions and affect other airlines as well, especially in Buenos Aires’ Jorge Newbery (AEP) and Ezeiza (EZE) airports. As previously assessed, further disruptions could potentially take place ahead of the G20 Summit, slated to take place between November 30 and December 1.
Those traveling to or from Argentina on November 26 are advised to anticipate flight disruptions, given the slated strike