Published On: Tue, Feb 18th, 2014

Insel Air will stop its flights to Venezuela

Insel_Air_MD80WILLEMSTAD – Even though the flights to and from Venezuela are full, it appears that the local aviation company Insel Air will take drastic measures against the South American country. According to the morning newspaper Extra, Insel Air will put a halt to its operations to and from Venezuela.

The reason for this decision is the current political situation in Venezuela and also the millions of dollars Insel Air has stuck in the country. Insel Air will use the aircraft, which operates the Curacao-Venezuela route to another one of its destinations.

On numerous occasions Venezuela has promised to comply with payments, but up until now Insel Air has seen nothing. However the number of passengers continues to increase. Insel Air even tried to sell tickets in Curacao to these passengers, but to no avail, because the Venezuelan passengers have to show that they bought the ticket in their country to receive the dollars needed to travel.

Apparently, Insel Air is not the only one which wants to take drastic measures. This is the case with many other international airlines operating to and from Venezuela. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will also discuss the current situation in Venezuela with other airlines so they can take the same measures as Insel Air. This could mean that Venezuela could be left without aerial transportation from IATA members.

Insel Air has still hopes that it will receive its payments from the South American country. If this is not the case, it will continue with its decision to stop operations.

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