Published On: Tue, Feb 4th, 2014

Insel Air reduces air flights to and from Caracas by failure to receive incentives

Insel AirWILLEMSTAD – Due to the lack of incentives, Insel Air has decided to reduce its frequencies on the route Curacao – Caracas. This is according to reliable sources. In contrast, Insel Air will add two flights on the route Aruba – Caracas. This ensures that Curacao will miss 15.000 tourists per year.

Curacao Airport Partners (CAP) and Curacao Airport Holding (CAH) have refused a request from Insel Air for an incentive. The Aruban government is willing to pay and this has led to the reduction of flights on the Curacao – Caracas flight.

Yesterday, Insel Air’s Director, Mr. Edward Heerenveen indicated that foreign airlines have received incentives from CAP and CAH, while they generate fewer visitors. Heerenveen was referring to an incentive of five million guilders for the German airline Air Berlin, which brings about 12.000 tourists to the island every year.

The Venezuelan foreign exchange administrator CADIVI currently holds more than 70 million in funds from Insel Air. The airline is doing its utmost to exchange the Bolivars in dollars and to get it out of the country.

By Aruna Jhagru

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