Brazilian airlines Latam and Gol canceled flights to Argentina that were scheduled to take place this Wednesday (28) due to the strike by airport workers in the neighboring country. The companies informed that affected passengers will be able to reschedule their flights for other dates, at no additional cost.

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According to Gol, the strike by Argentine workers affects the airports of Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Rosário, which would receive company flights today.

“All customers will have their flights rescheduled to other dates and will be able to make the change free of charge, according to the wishes of each passenger. Customers with tickets booked for this date are receiving communication via e-mail and SMS, according to the data provided at the time of purchase, and you can now self-manage your tickets on GOL’s digital channels”, informed the company.

For those who purchased tickets through travel agencies, Gol says to contact the representatives of these agencies directly.

Latam explained that the cancellation was necessary because the striking workers are responsible “for transferring passengers and their luggage from airline stations to aircraft and vice versa, among other tasks”.

The company informed that the trip can be rescheduled for up to one year after the first flight, “respecting the origin and destination of the itinerary”. Furthermore, Latam offered customers the possibility of refunding the amounts spent. “Refunds apply free of charge and for all unused ticket coupons,” he added.

Strike and inflation

Workers from the Argentine company Intercargo, responsible for airport infrastructure, and the airline Aerolíneas Argentina are going on strike this Wednesday for salary reasons. Aerolíneas reported that it canceled 331 flights today, which would have affected around 24 thousand passengers.

According to the Aeronautical Personnel Association (APA), which represents one of the categories on strike, the companies offered a 12% increase, while the salary gap would be around 70%.

Argentina has faced high rates of inflation in recent years, recording a 20.6% increase in consumer prices in January this year. In the last 12 months, our neighbors face price variations of 254%, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census of Argentina (Indec).


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