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Aeromexico Pilots Protest and Abandon Flights

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Aeromexico suspended five flights this month due to protesting pilots who were angry over the dismissal of a fellow pilot, Miguel Pérez Espinoza. Espinoza supported the leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, whose frequent commercial airline travel on Aeromexico was canceled by the Mexican airline.

CNN Mexico

Original Article Text From CNN Mexico via Google Translate :

Aeromexico suspended five flights because pilots did not go to work
Five scheduled flights by Aeromexico to take off Friday from the International Airport of Mexico City through its subsidiary Connect were canceled because there were no pilots, the company said.

In this regard, Antonio Vargas, press secretary of the Association of Pilots (ASPA) issued in his Twitter account that the pilots did not attend work in protest because the airline canceled his contract to a colleague for expressing sympathy for the candidate to the presidency by the Progressive Movement Coalition, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

“And by expressing sympathy with AMLO in a plane, Captain Aeromexico contract rescinded,” said the social network.

Furthermore, in a tweet sent to the account of CNNMéxico explained that: “Delays in @ AICM3 Pilots were not presented together in support of Captain Connect. ASPA at this time reconciling. ”

Aeromexico said in a statement that “the damages originated because some crew members did not report to his role of flight, not a work stoppage by pilots.”

Neither Aeromexico nor ASPA were immediately available to express your opinion CNNExpansión.

The situation affected the scheduled operations to and from Colima, Minatitlan, Ciudad del Carmen, Oaxaca and Merida, flights would leave the AICM, Aeromexico reported in the statement.

Sources of the Union of pilots who declined to be identified for fear of reprisals, confirmed this version

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has traveled since the beginning of his campaign as a candidate presidecial on commercial flights . In a couple of occasions he has had to wait in the waiting rooms, so that people use to take pictures with him.

“It is offensive in a crisis situation which has ostentation, waste of so-called political class. It is an act of irresponsibility which to campaign on private jets, luxury (…) and to reach the airports to the states and that’s where helicopters are used to go to indigenous communities, “he said during his lecture on Tuesday morning April 17.

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