September 18, 2014
Ezeiza, Aeroparque flights resume after delays
Flights resumed at Ezeiza, Jorge Newbery and San Fernando airports last night after being cancelled due to technical faults. Flights have stabilized although they did suffer delays throughout the day.
More than 130 flights had to be rescheduled due to a failure that interrupted all communications between air traffic controllers and aircrafts making impossible to control the movement of airplanes on and around the airport.
The technical problem began at 2:50pm, but “several flights were already delayed at 12:55pm and all the flights were cancelled at 4pm,” a source from Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 said.
Airplanes were not able to land or take-off during hours. Each airline had to reschedule the flights that were to arrive and sent them to the airports of Rosario, Córdoba, Carrasco (Uruguay) or San Pablo.
“The first flight to departure at 9pm in Ezeiza was from Alitalia and then, other six flights were rescheduled. The situation will be normalized slowly,” a spokerman of the ANAC national aviation administration said.
The head of the ANAC, Fernando Jantus, told the press that he can not determine the exact amount of people that were affected by the situation, but warned that “there are a lot of people that fly on Mondays.”