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Aerolíneas Argentinas Temporarily Suspend Flights to Caracas, Venezuela

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Aerolíneas Argentinas Temporarily Suspend Flights to Caracas, Venezuela

Aerolíneas Argentinas Temporarily Suspend Flights to Caracas, Venezuela
August 02
12:22 2017

MIAMI – Yesterday rumors hit Social Media with a possible suspension of Aerolineas Argentinas’ route to Caracas from Buenos Aires, but through an internal release, the carrier confirmed the suspension is temporary due to “operative matters.”

The Buenos Aires-based airline suspended the August 5th service and called the passengers to relocate them:

Aerolíneas Argentinas confirms the puntual suspension of our August 5t weekly flight to Caracas due to operative matters and security preventions. The airline already made some operative changes last year (overnight of the crew and aircrafts in Colombia) to guarantee operations in the country.

The biggest concern of Aerolíneas Argentinas is their customer’s security. The carrier said they are making their best effort to maintain this service despite the complex situation in Venezuela during these days.

Aerolíneas Argentinas has a weekly flight to and from Caracas and served in an Airbus A330-200. Last week Iberia and Air France also temporarily suspended their routes to Caracas.

Delta suspended definitely; their last flight will be in September. Other international carriers like Air Canada, Alitalia, Lufthansa, LATAM, GOL, Insel Air, United Airlines and Avianca have already ceased flights to Venezuela.

As of today, only 11 international carriers remain flying to Venezuela, 3 of them with temporary suspension: American Airlines, Copa Airlines, Air France (temporarily suspended), Iberia (temporarily suspended), Aerolíneas Argentinas (temporarily suspended), Air Europa, Tame, TAP, Turkish Airlines, Cubana, and Latin American Wings.

Chronologically, these are some of the airlines that have opted to suspend flights to Venezuela:

  • Avianca Airlines, daily flight from Bogotá on July 27, 2017.
  • Avianca Airlines, daily flight from Lima on July 27, 2017.
  • United Airlines, daily flight from Houston on June 30, 2017.
  • Dynamic Airways, daily flight from Fort Lauderdale on August 13, 2016.
  • LATAM, a weekly flight from Lima, twice weekly flight from Santiago on August 1, 2016.
  • Aeromexico, thrice weekly flights from Mexico City on June 23, 2016.
  • Lufthansa, thrice weekly flights from Frankfurt on June 17, 2016.
  • LATAM, a weekly flight from Sao Paulo on May 28, 2016.
  • Alitalia, a weekly flight from Rome on April 3, 2015.
  • Air Canada, four weekly flights from Toronto on March 18, 2014.
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