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LATAM Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner photographed on May 13, 2016 from Wolfe Air Aviation Learjet 25B (Photo: LATAM)

LATAM Workers Strike Causes Delays

On Tuesday, the Cabin Crew Union of LAN Express, a subsidiary of the Chile-based LATAM Airlines group, is starting a strike after mediation with their government failed to create a new labor contract. The strike is to affect all local flights and international connections in Chile of LATAM Airlines, a key player in Latin America. The union, which represents about 1,000 workers, said in a statement that during the mediation, "Some secondary agreements were reached, however, there were no proposals…

French Air Traffic Control Goes on Strike…Again

Given the propensity of labor strikes on the European continent, it comes as no surprise that there is yet another air traffic controller strike in France. Since 2010, air traffic control (ATC) strikes have cost the Eurozone economy nearly 12 billion euros and passengers have faced nearly an entire year’s…

Colombia’s Avianca Allowed to Hire Foreign Pilots to Combat Strikes

Aerocivil, the civil aviation authority of Colombia, is allowing Bogota-based Avianca to hire pilots from other countries in order to fly aircraft that have been grounded by striking pilots. Avianca made the decision after more than 700 of the company's 1,300 Colombian pilots opted to strike. The strike came about…

Qatar Airways Approved to Operate British Airways Flights During Cabin…

Qatar Airways has been approved to operate flights on behalf of British Airways during a planned cabin crew strike set to start on July 1 and last 16 days. The strike is the latest in an ongoing dispute which began over crew pay between the British carrier and mixed fleet…

France Faces Air Traffic Control Woes Following Strike

This week could be a hectic for air travel in France, more specifically in the southern and western regions of the country. There is an air traffic control strike planned from March 6 to March 10, and it could affect over one-third of flights in the country. The French civil…

Lufthansa Pilot Union Goes on Strike, Causes Systemwide Delays

The Lufthansa pilot union, Vereinigung Cockpit, is going on strike, causing some operational issues for the airline. The pilots apart of the union called for a 24-hour strike on Nov. 23, 2016. The strike has cancelled nearly 900 Lufthansa flights, leaving flights operated by Germanwings, Eurowings, Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Air…

Philly Airport Employees Plan Strike in Response to Democratic Convention

Philadelphia Airport employees came to a 461-5 vote to protest their jobs at the Philadelphia International Airport during the Democratic National Convention in late July. According to demconvention.org, the convention is a "formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President.  At the Convention, the Democratic Party…

8 Things You Should Know About the Lufthansa Strike

The last few weeks have involved very difficult circumstances for leadership at Lufthansa and their employees. Tumultuous ground staff, flight crew, and pilots have rallied around the rejection of the airline's plan to decrease pension benefits for new employees and offer less retirement benefits. To recap the many events that…