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LAN appeals hangar eviction in Buenos Aires airport; unions pledge strike in support of Chilean carrier

Tuesday, August 27th 2013 - 02:19 UTC
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Lan Chile went to court in Argentina on Monday to appeal its eviction from a hangar at the metropolitan Buenos Aires Aeroparque airport, which is a crucial element of its national and regional operations. Several unions have anticipated that if the eviction is not stopped they will go on strike and interrupt domestic flights. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    “La Campora from its strategic positions has systematically tried to downgrade the efficient Chilean carrier.”

    LOL How well is that working out?

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 05:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    at least, there is still a bit of hope in the legal non-politicial power in Argentina. Their last sentence was in favour of LAN against the state. Cristina is mad about still independent judges and tried to launch a “democratic judge system”, whereas she could place her horses of course.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 05:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    Can't remember where I saw it but I think that the amount of money spent on AA could buy half of American Airlines fleet in new planes. However, as it is, they have one new plane and have managed to refurbish the rest. This company is shedding money hand over fist. I'm suprised that this stat hasn't been reported more in Argentina...

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 06:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Am I right in thinking that LAN spent US$5million refurbishing the hangar and held a long term contract to retain their operation from that hangar. La Campora looked at it, saw it was better than anything they had and decided to just steal it? Does this have a familiar ring to it?

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 06:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    @4 Yup, that is exactly what has happened. Classic school yard bully tactics

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 07:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Reading the Argentine press it would appear the 3,000 LAN workers - all Argentine - don't want to work for the state airline but want to work for LAN and are not at all happy with La Campora. You can't blame them as they get paid on time whereas working for anything government owned in Argentina means you are unlikely to be paid regularly, if at all.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 07:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “and one of the most efficient and money making in the world.”

    Another reason why Argentina's offer to fly to the Falklands is shutting the door after the horse has bolted.

    Never mind Chile, if you can get your stupid heads past the Argentine's ridiculous sovereignty claim, perhaps you could offer services to the Falklands from the UK, and be there if the oil industry (and others) progress.

    Argentina=the best of mates with it's latin buddies, (Lol).

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 07:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    I wonder what spin the Trolls will put on this. Something profitable so the Argies steal it and make it unprofitable. The penultimate paragraph says it all: nepotism and graft.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 08:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    I advise to the forum to read the article “La campora the road to ruin ofArgentina” google that title and you will see what is all about.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 08:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    That was chilling. Everyone on here should read that document

    It explains almost every Argentine poster on here and their brainwashed views.

    You can see why words such as 'denazification' were invented. Argentina will eventually have to invent its own word when the whole house of cards implodes.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 08:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll


    Simple, anything foreign is guilty until proven innocent.

    The most evil wicked Argentine is more decent than the most decent foreigner.

    Never chose a foreigner over a compatriot.

    Argentina has suffered enough divide and conquer from foreign fiends. Never again.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    It didn't take long for the proof to appear.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4, 5 Wouldn't it be a good idea for LAN to abandon argieland? Just drop every route. It seems that it currently operates to 20, mostly argie, destinations with 14 aircraft. Take the aircraft out of argieland. Trash the hangar? They can't take it with them! Although they could try to strip out as much equipment as possible. I know that airlines place great store by routes and “slots”, but surely this type of interference cannot be accepted. And then go on as things were. I'm glad to see LAN taking these crooks to court, but does it really think it will stop the problems?
    @11 You have a point. Shit sticks to shit. And, as argieland regularly demonstrates, it's shit. Let's take a look at its history. Before it even started, it had blood on its hands. It can be argued that it started its criminal history in 1811. By stealing itself. In 1820 it first tried to steal British territory, using a pirate. Over the following 13 years it made a number of “failed” attempts to steal the same territory. It also tried to steal what is now Uruguay. And decided to go for genocide and thieving land in the south at the same time. Around a hundred years later it decided to try theft again. This time with the assistance of that well-known philanthropist, Adolf Hitler. An individual always willing to give away someone else's property. Along the way, it decided to add mendacity (lying). Unfortunately, it's no better at mendacity than it is at larceny (thieving). How can you tell if an argie is lying? There are several ways. Is its lips moving? Is there sound? It's lying. Is it writing or typing? It's lying. And now it's added fraud and generally criminal behaviour. “Argies tell U.S. courts they will not comply with any judgement other than the one they want!”

    The one thing that we can rely on is this; argieland can expect exactly what it hands out. And a little more. So it can forget the Falkland Islands. WE'll do anything it takes. And WE can match its other crimes!

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    @# 8 “Patriotism The Last Refuge Of Scoundrels” Check your scoundrels and then p0int to the rest you have a dictatorship of the masses ignorant masses but soon or later the will realized that and then when there is nothing more to calm their stomach they will rise of their indoctrination there are two kind of memories the one that can be manipulated and the one from the stomach
    The stomach cannot be manipulated it does not have reason only memory ”Augusto Roa Bastos” I The Supreme You should read that Historical novel I think he was Paraguayan.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    It is not a good moment for Lan. Their latest results were not good due to losses in Brazil. And now this thuggery from the authorities in Argentina.

    It will be interesting to see how this goes. There seems to be significant support for Lan in Argentina so it is far from a done deal for La Campora.

    If Lan leaves it will be bad news for Argentina. They really need Chilean modernity and competence in their airline industry.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @4, that was in some of the other stories on it. How transparently fascist can you get? I hesitate to ask, they've gone past scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    @13,. I vote for reciprocity. Reduce the number of Aerolineas flights into Brazil and Chile down to a trickle. And deny them jetway gates. Give them the busses and park the plains in East bumblefrack like they do at Frankfurt, for example. Have the local catering give them the meals marked after the sell-by date (ok you can't really do that since we're talking about airline food). After all, that's what they are doing to Lan. Or is it gravying the gander (whaaaaaaa) unfair when it's Argentina.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The best thing would be for LAN to pullout completely and stick Argentina with the unemployed and reduced flights.
    Every foreign company should get out immediately.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @17... Invest 5 mil, get a long-term contract, get stabbed in the back. Loan them money, get a pittance back if any. This is the Argentine business model. Invest at your peril.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    @11 Which is why you are currently trying to whore out everything you own to the chinese

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    “ Argentina has suffered enough divide and conquer from foreign fiends”
    Perhaps you would like to explain that? We are waiting with bated breath.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @11 Tobias

    “Argentina has suffered enough divide and conquer from foreign fiends.”


    Argentina has NEVER suffered like that, certainly not from 'foreign fiends', they are all home grown, Tobias.

    Yet again the brainwashed: it was the fault of the foreigners excuse is used.

    Tell us Tobias, just when have the foreign fiends use divide and conquer in Argentina?

    Actual events, with actual dates, and some actual (that is none wikileaks or youtube) evidence to support your claims.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    By foreign fiends he means the Spanish/Italian colonists who shafted the indigenous Amerindian population and, apparently, are still doing it.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    A video has appeared on Youtube which shows Mariano Recalde, president of Aerolíneas Argentinas, telling his La Campora buddies that he asked CFK to reduce the routes that LAN can fly in Argentina, this was in 2010. He also slagged a whole lot of opposition politicians. Nice guy!!!!!!!!!!

    It would be very bad if LAN were to throw in the towel here in Argentina, first because it would put another 3.000 Argentines out of work, second because it would be giving the La Campora thugs a victory and finally it would mean that whenever I have to fly anywhere it would have to be by Aerolíneas Argentinas or Austral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beresford


    ”Actual events, with actual dates, and some actual (that is none wikileaks or youtube) evidence to support your claims.”

    Answer: in the mid 1930's, when Nazi Germany used its cash and influence to foster growth of nationalist generals and politicians, so much so that many public offices had portraits of Hitler or Mussolini hanging from the walls. Something the RGs like to conveniently forget. This nationalist movement then gave rise to the fascist Peron regime. That is a case of foreign fiends dividing and conquering Argentina. Regretably, it never recovered from this blow.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    So you are saying the only “ foreign fiends ” are Germans, not too bad then, you invited them in after the war.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “Argentina has suffered enough divide and conquer from foreign fiends”

    Argentina needs no help from outsiders to divide and conquer iself, that is done perfectly well by Argentina splitting itself apart-no help from anyone else

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beresford


    Oooops! I forgot the Cuban liberators in the 1970's.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Give it another two years or so and Chile (and Brazil) will be able to walk in and take the whole place, or what's left of it, over in double quick time.

    ALL in brotherly solidarity of course. :o)

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Carrick1

    @9 Informative link.
    Incredulous normally, but not for Argentina. Descent into rogue state.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    This explains why Toby Big Nostrils wants Argentina to isolate itself from the rest of the world.

    Knowing that Aerolineas is unable to compete, the dysfunct government restricts its competitors.

    Aug 28th, 2013 - 09:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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