At Mexico City International Airport follow the flight cancellations due to lack of personnel due to infections by COVID-19, so there are hundreds of people wandering around, looking for information, waiting for hours for their transfers to be resolved.
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The Trade Union Association of Airmen Pilots of Mexico reported that they have a registry of 79 pilots infected with COVID-19.
Another 155 positive cases are also reported among staff; Aeroméxico is the most affected, since 14% of its staff of pilots and flight attendants is infected.
“It all comes together for long hours, with minimal breaks with a reduced salary due to an agreement that was reached with the same company, due to Covid a couple of years ago, all the same crew members come together and now more are covering disabilities of disabled pilots and flight attendants, as fatigue is chronic and that is where this variant attacks the crew “said an Aeromexico captain.
Only from January 5 to 10, Aeroméxico had 3,100 flights scheduled, of which 310 flights were affected; Only this Monday 127 of them were affected; by tomorrow it will be at least 40, and Wednesday, 24.
During the weekend, the saturation in the counters and corridors of the airport was more noticeable.
Many travelers missed connecting trips to international destinations.
“We were coming out of Vallarta and the flight that Volaris was bringing is to Mexico City, it left about an hour late and then when we arrived in Mexico City there was a 40-minute wait for baggage claim, that added the time for the connection that we lost with a drink to Panama and Costa Rica with which now they tell us what to wait at least two days “said Carlos Camacho, traveler.
“They had us there on L2 all night and all morning, before arriving at the window they told me that I had to come to L3 and from L3 I was from there far away to come until now where I am and they are already like the It will be one and I have no answer”, Commented José Antonio de León, traveler.
With information from En Punto.