Latin America’s largest carrier, said today it cancelled an additional 441 flights after a flight attendants union rejected a company contract yesterday bringing the number of grounded passengers to 200,000 since the strike began last week.
The company said a total of 1,575 flights operated by LAN Express - the Chilean subsidiary of LATAM - have been cancelled through April 25 as LAN continues to negotiate with the 1000 member Cabin Crew Union. The two groups had initially come to an agreement, but the union later changed its mind and decided to keep the boycott going.
Chilean domestic routes have been principally affecting flights within Chile, though some connections throughout South America have felt the effects of the groundings.
LATAM was created in 2012 merging Chile’s LAN and Brazil’s TAM. The company is headquartered in Santiago and operates in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru.