InselAir considering following other airlines and stop operations to and from Venezuela
WILLEMSTAD - After a series of recent decisions made by the Venezuelan authorities at several airports of the nation, different airlines are currently battling against the odds to continue their operations to and from the South American country. Some airlines, including the local company InselAir, are already seriously considering the idea of completely stopping their operations to and from Venezuela.
InselAir’s Director of International Affairs, Edward Heerenveen indicated that the company is doing its best to keep operations afloat between Curaçao and Venezuela.
The airline began using Fokker 50’s to reduce fuel consumption, but things changed dramatically when the Venezuelan authorities began to demand the payment of fuel, ramp services and landing fees to be paid in U.S. Dollars.
“The flights to and from Caracas are full, but the company continues to suffer record losses on this route,” said Heerenveen.