Passengers Stranded as Avianca Cancels Hundreds of Flights

The cancellations have put an extra burden on Brazil’s other major airlines, such as Latam, Gol and Azul.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Over fifteen hundred flights operated by Avianca have been cancelled until Sunday, April 28th throughout Brazil, leaving thousands of passengers stranded and searching for other alternatives.

“My flight was on the list put on the web of cancelled flights,” Roberto Vieira told the Rio Times in São Paulo’s domestic airport, Congonhas on Wednesday. “I am trying to see if I can get a seat on another airline, or if they (Avianca) can send me to Guarulhos (São Paulo’s international airport). I need to get home.”

Vieira . . .

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