Chile to be hit by airport strike on Tuesday

viernes 11 de septiembre de 2015 12:46 GYT

SANTIAGO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Workers associated with Chile's civil aviation authority plan to strike on Tuesday in the run-up to the traditionally travel-intensive Sept. 18 national independence day holiday to demand improved benefits and working conditions.

The civil aviation authority, called the DGAC, and flagship carrier LATAM Airlines said they were looking to implement measures to deal with the work stoppage.

"Some of the services the DGAC provides in the different airports and aerodromes across the country could be delayed or even suspended, and as such and where possible we will take measures to attend to passengers' needs," the authority said in a statement on Friday.

LATAM Airlines said late Thursday that it was working to keep its operations running normally and that it would take steps to mitigate the impact on passengers if the strike occurs as planned. (Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)