The message of an Aerolineas Argentinas pilot to repatriated passengers: “We are proud to serve the homeland”


This Tuesday they arrived in the country four of the last five flights regular Argentinian airlines, coming from the risk zone of the coronavirus. Among them, flight AR1305 from Miami. Before disembarking, the pilot took the opportunity to greet the passengers with an emotional message.

“He speaks to them Commander Pedro Parrado, I wanted to greet you personally before disembarking and tell you both for myself, for the crew and for all the workers of the Airlines I am proud to work at the flag airline“began the pilot responsible for one of the four ships that this morning brought back more than 1,000 Argentines.

And he continued: “Also we are proud that from today Airlines serve the homeland transporting the Argentines who need to return from the different affected areas. I assure you that we are all going to do our best to carry out this operation. “

In his message, Parrado referred to the Airlines plan that, after the last flight this Wednesday from Madrid, will start a series of special trips tending to bring back the Argentines who are still stranded. Will be five planes, meaning a total of 1,350 extra places, although other services are not ruled out in the next few hours.

Finally, the Commander asked the passengers for responsibility: “Finally, I ask you to let’s all comply with the mandatory quarantine necessary to take care of ourselves and others, and I hope that soon we can return to our normal life and without major complications. “

“I send you a big hug and, mainly, welcome home“he finished, generating the emotion of the hundreds of passengers who spent days of anguish in the airports wondering if they were going to be able to return to the country in the midst of the pandemic.

In addition to the four flights, which landed this morning in Ezeiza between 3:55 and 4:44, as reported Telam, there is one to come, which will do so on Wednesday at 4:40, from Madrid. From this Tuesday governs the restriction imposed by the national government, for flights from those places, where the pandemic has developed with great virulence.

Which are the steps to follow? Airlines will carry out an operation with five more flights to repatriate Argentines that they are stranded in areas where the virus progresses critically. Until now three special flights to Miami were scheduled, the first of them will leave from Wilcox Field International Airport, tomorrow at 6:40 p.m. (Miami time), the second, a day later, on Thursday 19 at 6:40 p.m., while the third from that destination, He will start his return on Thursday 20 at 9:30 (local time).

In addition, they announced two scheduled flights to Madrid, which will depart from the Barajas International Airport on 19 and 21 at the same time at 20:10.

This morning, the first flight to arrive was the one that came from NY, the AR1301 that landed at 3:55; 13 minutes later, at 4:08, the AR1133, which came from Madrid; 32 minutes later, at 4:40 the AR1305 came from Miami; and finally at 4:44 the AR1141 landed coming from Rome.

“When the last flights arrive we will have brought home more than 5,000 Argentines. The situation is not easy, we know there is concern, but know that we are doing our best, “wrote the president of Aerolineas Argentinas, Pablo Ceriani.

Passengers who arrived in Argentina on Tuesday they had to complete and sign an affidavit in which they recorded their personal data, telephone numbers and addresses where they will proceed to preventive isolation. As reported Telam, none had symptoms compatible with the disease on any of the flights.

On the next arrivals, the same procedure will be carried out and newcomers must comply with the mandatory 14-day quarantine, to control their health and prevent the spread of the virus.

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