Published On: Fri, Jan 24th, 2014

Air Canada, Tap, Insel Air and Copa stop ticket sales in Venezuela

maiquetiaairportCARACAS - There are several airlines which have stopped selling tickets in Venezuela. Travel Agents claimed that to date Air Canada. Tap Air Portugal, Insel Air, Copa Airlines and Tame have suspended issuing tickets. Santa Barbara Airlines only offers tickets until 26 January.

In early January Tiara Air requested protection given the impact on its finances by CADIVI’S accumulated liabilities. Air Europa decided to reallocate quotas from other markets to prevent the growth of the debt due to ticket sales.

In a tour conducted at several airlines located in Caracas, it was observed that there is a high demand for international tickets. Travelers have decided to go to the offices of various airlines because they were tired of dealing with websites and specialized agencies without results.

Conviasa’s office in Alba Caracas Hotel is one of the busiest and its representative claims to have mid-year quotas to certain destinations.

This is the only company that sells tickets up to 10 months before the exterior, as most inventory has restricted to one or two months.

Air Europa is now operating normally, but claimed to have sold the available seats in February and March on the route Caracas - Madrid.

Gol Varig also had a long line of people waiting, but most travelers were picking up tickets purchased at the office or online. Users complained about the lateness of the company to deliver the tickets.

Airline tickets are still sold at the official exchange rate of 6.30 bolivars per dollar until the new official rate of BS 11.30 is published in the Official Gazette.

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