Saturday, 24 November 2018

Strike action grounds all Aerolineas Argentinas flights on Monday

Aerolineas Argentinas, the national airline of Argentina advised on Friday that it was cancelling all flights on Monday, as a strike had been called by pilots and staff.

The state-owned airline advised that over 370 flights, affecting around 40,000 people had been axed, less than a week before the country plays the role of host for a meeting of international leaders at the G20 summit.

The annual meeting of the top twenty economies is held at various locations around the world and this year it is the turn of Argentina. It would be the biggest event of its kind to be held in the country, which has, for many years been trying to attract international investment in the country.

The airline is hoping that by cancelling all flights on Monday, it will be able to operate an orderly restart to the schedule on Tuesday. However, the union hasn't ruled out endorsed strike action which may continue well into the week.