Brazil: Union criticizes Azul flights reduction due to crew shortage

Increase of medical leaves in the company reached 405% in January and have been mainly driven by Covid-19 and Influenza.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Azul Airlines will cancel hundreds of flights in January due to the high number of medical leaves of crew. The information was confirmed by the National Union of Airline Workers (SNA) on Friday, January 7.

According to the company, there was a 405% increase in absences in January for medical reasons, compared to the last two months. Azul also reported to SNA that the month is marked by an extensive airline network.

The medical leaves have been mostly driven by Covid-19 and Influenza. With fewer crew, the Union claims that workers in the category have . . .

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