Puerto Iguazu airport could lose 4-8 daily flights in LAN dispute


Latin America’s biggest airline, LAN, has said that Argentine authorities have evicted it from its hangar in Buenos Aires’ main domestic airport, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery.

Latam Airlines says that its LAN Argentine operation will be unable to continue if the eviction notice is acted upon. The Chilean-Brazilian owned carrier is the main competitor to Argentina’s state-run Aerolineas.

The BBC reports that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has often been accused of protecting state-run firms. The decision to evict LAN Argentina has outraged the airline, travel agents and trade unions, which fear job losses.

Airport authorities have said that the eviction was “in the national interest”, but did not elaborate.

LAN claim that Puerto Iguazu, the Argentine airport closest to Iguazu Falls, will lose between 4 and 6 daily flights if the conflict leads them to abandon their Argentine operation. Other regional destinations around Argentina will also be affected.

LAN are due to address the conflict at a meeting between foreign ministers today, Friday.

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