Título: Avianca deja en tierra el 46% de sus aviones por huelga de pilotos
Headline: Pilot strike forces Avianca to ground 46% of its fleet
Avianca is Colombia’s major airline, but hit turbulence this week.
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Now read the Spanish to English translation below for more information about the pilot standoff.
Of the 1,336 flights anticipated between Wednesday this week, when the work stoppage of 702 pilots in the Colombian Association of Civil Aviators union began, and this Friday afternoon, 46 percent (617) remained grounded, while another 719 could operate normally.
The figures are the last given on Friday afternoon by the company, adding that about 54,203 passengers who had bought tickets with Avianca could not travel those three days.
That amounts to 42.6 percent of the total that would have flown in that period, according to El Tiempo.
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