Buenos Aires, Nov. 10 (EFE) .- The state-owned Aerolineas Argentinas will suspend two of the weekly flights operating between Buenos Aires and Barcelona as of December, reducing its offer three trips - round trip - instead of five, a measure that will affect thousands of passengers. p>
Sources of the airline confirmed to Efe that this decision was taken due to the "Difficulty in complying with the programming" of the next month of December and in order to avoid a new strike by the company's personnel, whose protests in demand of improvements salaries led to cancel more than 370 flights last week. p>
"We are in a moment of union negotiation but we can not reach an agreement, so pilots have refused to reprogram flights, "assured the director of Communications and Corporate Affairs of the company, Felicitas Castrillón. p>
The state decided to cancel the routes departing from Buenos Aires the Monday and Thursday and return from Barcelona on Tuesdays and Fridays, so the offer of seats is reduced from 12,760 to 6,960. p>
Passengers who have already obtained a ticket for any of the Affected days will have the option to change the date of flight without additional charge to another one that is placed within 30 days after the original, reserve your cost to use on a route different or request reimbursement. p>
This "flexible policy", according to the airline, will allow the company to fulfill its "commitment to the passenger" while advancing in the negotiations with international pilots, responsible for covering routes to the United States, Spain, United Kingdom and Italy, among others. p>
Apart from the state airline, the Spanish airline Iberia, together with its subsidiary LEVEL and the local Alas del Sur, which flies to Barcelona as a connection to other international destinations, are the only companies that operate the nonstop route. P>
dissatisfied of the pilots and other personnel of the companies Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral with their current salary caused the past October 31 stoppages in the national airports of Ezeiza and Jorge Newbery, in Buenos Aires, leaving approximately 40,000 passengers on the ground and causing losses of millions of dollars.