Sumary of Eastern Airlines cancellation leaves 140 passengers bound for Montevideo stranded:
- Eastern’s sales agent in Montevideo Carlos Pera also explained the flight had not been grounded because of a technical malfunction of the Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
- Among the stranded passengers was Club Atlético Peñarol official Evaristo González, who told the Montevideo daily El País that the flight had first been rescheduled from Aug.
- Pera also pointed out the airline was trying to reschedule the flight for as soon as possible and that Eastern would bear the cost of the COVID-19 tests should they expire due to the delay in the return to Montevideo.
- The company also said in a statement Tuesday that it will continue to operate twice a week to Montevideo and that yesterday’s cancellation was due to crew operational issues and that it is ”working to protect these passengers.