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IATA warns Argentina may face grave consequences for banning international flights

Saturday, July 3rd 2021 - 11:37 UTC
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International Air Transport Association (IATA)'s Regional Vice President for America Peter Cerda Friday said Argentina was doing just the opposite compared to the rest of the world regarding aviation services and that such mercurial management might entail unwanted consequences. Read full article


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  • MarkWhelan

    I think it is amazing that IATA has singled out Argentina to say that “If you cut flights to save your people from COVID the airlines will cut flights to Argentina totally” But on the other hand if Australia and New Zealand do the same thing we will say and do absolutely nothing at all. I think that IATA is getting too big for it's boots.

    Jul 03rd, 2021 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo


    Agreed! National sovereignty during a pandemic is vital to protecting public health.

    Jul 03rd, 2021 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    I can understand banning all flights, or flights from certain countries or parts of the world.

    But how does a quota of people arriving, irrespective of where they come from, work.

    Jul 04th, 2021 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    IATA is yet another unilateral control institution of the United States and its European satellites over the rest of the planet.

    Argentina does well to impose controls and rules within its own territory. The name of this is SOVEREIGNTY.

    Brazil and the rest of South America should do the same. The farther we are from North America and Europe, the better it will be for our people, for our economy.

    Jul 04th, 2021 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • MarkWhelan

    Pugol-H Not very well if you look at Australia's example. The big problem there is in-effective security and untrained un-vaccinated staff at the “quarantine hotels”. Almost all cases have been traced back to these two points. The cases of inter-city or interstate transfer have mainly been due to individuals ignoring their isolation orders.

    Jul 04th, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jat-Rat

    The headline is incredibly misleading. They're not banning flights, they've cut the inbound caps which will lead to airlines pulling out possibly all together as it won't be commercially viable. Exactly the same as what is about to happen in Australia, and I find it odd that they didn't mention that at all, considering the Australian cap will actually be even lower, at 433 a day. Indefinitely. Many Argentinians and Australians won't get home this year because of this regressive action.

    Jul 04th, 2021 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    “IATA is yet another unilateral control institution of the United States and its European satellites over the rest of the planet.”
    Spoken like a true whackjob who cannot control even his own country.... :)

    Jul 05th, 2021 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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