after the acts of violence registered in our country, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Association of International Air Transport Companies (AETAI) regretted what has been taking place in the country’s airports.
“We emphatically reject the violent acts registered at the Apurímac and Arequipa airports, which have been affecting the essential air transport service, causing damage to the air infrastructure and putting the safety of operations and the lives of people at risk.”, read in a statement.
It also points out that after the protesters entered the Alfredo Rodríguez Ballón International Airport today, it has been arranged to close the runway, and protect the workers.
“Faced with what happened in Arequipa, the authorities have announced the closure of the airport runway until 5:00 p.m. today, with which the airlines are being forced to cancel flights and arrange for the safe departure of their employees from the premises.”, he maintains.
Also, passengers were recommended to be attentive to airline communications to find out the status of flights and protection measures.
Finally, the representatives of the air sector asked the authorities to restore order and air operations, taking care of the safety of people.
“We urgently call on the competent authorities to restore order at the airports to ensure the reestablishment of air operations in the country, safeguarding the safety of thousands of Peruvians. And, likewise, we call on the citizens to unite and order that the country needs at this time“, mentions.