Category - South America


Argentina: Ash closes Bariloche airport

Ash closes Argentina airport days after its re-opening Jan 16 A cloud of ash caused by a volcano in Chile has closed an airport in neighbouring Argentina just days after it had re-opened. The closure of the airport in Bariloche comes three days after flights had resumed following a seven-month suspension due to the […]


Travel Alert from Ottawa: Peru: various provinces

OFFICIAL WARNING: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against all travel to the provinces of: ?La Mar and Huanta in the Department of Ayacucho; ?Marañon, Huacaybamba, Leoncio Prado and Humalies in the Department of Huanuco; ?Huallaga and Tocache in the Department of San Martín; ?Padre Abad in the Department of Ucayali; ?Tayacaja in the […]


Brazil: Dec 22: airline and airport workers strike Aviation Strike in Brazil It appears as of 21 December 2011 that a strike declared by unions representing airline and airport workers in Brazil will go ahead on 22 December. Aviation sector companies reached a partial agreement with some of the unions on 20 December, but several other unions, including those representing pilots, were […]


Peru: Christmas strike by air traffic controllers

AIR traffic controllers in Peru announced a 72-hour strike on Thursday – from December 22 to 25 — timed to wreak havoc with Christmas holiday travel, according to a report from Skynet news. The labor action is likely to paralyze hundreds of domestic and international flights into and out of Peru during one of the […]


Peru: warning from UK (FCO)

From 4 December 2011 a State of Emergency has been declared for 60 days in some districts of Cajamarca following anti-mining protests. If you do decide to visit any area under a State of Emergency you should follow instructions given to you by military, police or other officials and heed local safety advice. A State […]


Brazil: Possible flight disruptions in Sao Paulo anad Brasilia due to strike

UNIONIZED workers of Infraero, the Brazilian federal airport authority, will stage a 48-hour strike starting from Thursday, October 20 at 00:01 (local time) in all São Paulo airports: Guarulhos International Airport, Congonhas airport and Campinas airport. A walkout is also due to take place at the same time at Brasilia International Airport. Consequently, flight disruptions […]