Covid-chaos continues at airports in Cancun, Mexico due to infected airline pilots and attendants

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Cancun, Mexico City, Mexico – Mexico City International Airport (AICM) has registered the suspension of 235 flights from January 5 to 9, according to the deadline at noon Sunday. The number of flights canceled by crews infected with covid-19 continues to increase.

Of the total number of flights not operated due to lack of pilots and flight attendants, 210 are from Aeroméxico, the airport said. Volaris also had to suspend a flight for the same reasons, the AICM noted.

The capital’s airport is plunged into chaos due to the lack of crews to operate. Since last week, passengers have been expressing their frustration over flight cancellations from the capital’s airport. The Airmen’s Union Association said on Friday that the number of infected pilots is expected to increase.

In Cancun, at least a dozen national and international flights have been affected by covid-chaos. Flights with Aeroméxico, Volaris, Viva Aerobus, West Jet, Sunwing, Alaska, Southwest and United were canceled Saturday at Cancun International Airport.

On terminal information screens, cancellations included flights to Mexico City, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, Toronto, Montreal, Houston, Portland, Newark and Halifax, among others.

Aeromexico reported six canceled flights to Mexico City, Volaris canceled flight 123 to San Luis Potosí and Viva Aerobus flight 2134 to Guadalajara.

There were also numerous delays to international destinations such as Amsterdam, Calgary, Orlando, Manchester and Medellin, among others, as well as domestic destinations such as Aguascalientes, Bajío, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Mexicali, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro. , Reynosa, San Luis Potosí, Tijuana, Torreón, Tuxtla, Veracruz, Villahermosa.

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