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13 Oct 12:11 PM UTC

Argentina: Aerolíneas Argentinas strike launched October 13

Aerolíneas Argentinas (airline) staff at Buenos Aires’s two international airports launch wildcat strike early October 13; flight disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/19/2017, 12:42 AM until 10/19/2017, 12:42 AM (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires).

COUNTRY/REGION Buenos Aires

Event

Employees of the national airline Aerolíneas Argentinas launched a wildcat strike at 06:00 (local time) on Friday, October 13, at Buenos Aires’s Ezeiza (EZE) and Jorge Newbery (AEP) international airports. The strike has resulted in flight delays and cancelations at both airports; flights operated by sister airline Austral have also been affected. The airline’s president has warned that flight disruptions could continue into the weekend (October 14-15).

Context

A number of unions are participating in the strike to demand a 26 percent salary rise amid high rates of inflation.

Advice

Travelers are advised to confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport.