Fog has arrived in Buenos Aires, and its presence is not welcome. Reducing visibility all over the city, the fog has disrupted transportation all over the city. Flights have been delayed or cancelled, major roads have been closed or clogged and the ports of both Buenos Aires and La Plata are closed. Apparently the fog hasn't been this bad for more than 25 years.
On top of all that, the miserable state of the Jorge Newberry Airport (which handles domestic flights to and from Buenos Aires) has gone from bad to worse. Yesterday Aerolineas Argentinas cancelled 28 flights after passengers attacked airline personnel. As the article states (with my translation),
"The workers were attacked with words and fists in recent days due to the flights delays caused by the fog. For example, yesterday a passenger threw a phone at an employee..."Today airline employees initiated a work slowdown, vowing to continue until the company could guarantee their personal safety. Although an agreement was brokered at the Labor Ministry, delays continue as employees are being notified and reintegrated into their usual routine. Continued fog is not helping the situation. As a result, the airport is full of scenes like this:
Just another exciting day in Buenos Aires. Who knew a little fog could cause so much mayhem?