URUGUAY'S NAT AIRLINE GROUNDED AND STAFF REDUNDANT

URUGUAY'S NAT AIRLINE GROUNDED AND STAFF REDUNDANT. The colourful Canadian Bombardier aircraft lined up in Carrasco airport, near Montevideo. Uruguay’s flagship carrier Pluna said it was was “suspending all flights indefinitely” and announced that 720 of the 900 staff would be sent on unemployment pay until a new associate for the company is found or the airline is definitively sold. “The economic and financial situation of the company makes it impossible to ensure proper operations” a statement from Pluna said adding that the company will provide all the resources available to contact the passengers affected by these circumstances in order “to seek the best possible solution”. Photo courtesy MERCOPRESS

Last Updated: 2012-07-06

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