Gonzalo
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Fuel Shortage Affects LA,AA Flights In SCL

Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:26 pm

According to news reports and this official statement by LAN Airlines ( only in Spanish, sorry ), problems with the main provider of fuel ( COPEC ) are causing disruptions to their operations out of Santiago, for National and International flights.
They are using IQQ for fuel stop according to this statement.
Other airlines are also affected ( PAL and AA are mentioned by newspapers ), but obviously LAN is more affected due to the size of its operations from SCL.

http://www.lan.com/es_cl/sitio_perso...-con-abastecimiento-de-combustible

There are no explanations for what problem COPEC had or when the fuel supply will be normalized.

The airline is preventing pax to check the flights before going to the airport.

G.

[Edited 2011-12-14 06:28:21]
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RE: Fuel Shortage Affects LA,AA Flights In SCL

Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:41 am

its really a mess! also cargo ops is heavely affected...
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Gonzalo
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RE: Fuel Shortage Affects LA,AA Flights In SCL

Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:43 am

Quoting Avianca (Reply 1):
its really a mess! also cargo ops is heavely affected...

And apparently the situation could last for ten more days, affecting the Christmas travellers ( and that includes me   ).


http://www.emol.com/noticias/economi...uede-extenderse-hasta-navidad.html

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RE: Fuel Shortage Affects LA,AA Flights In SCL

Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:43 pm

Have any airlines departing from SCL started to make tech-stops in MDZ too?
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