Published On: Wed, Dec 18th, 2013

American Airlines suspends ticket sales in Venezuela

American AirlinesCARACAS - The U.S. airline American Airlines, the largest international carrier operating to Venezuela, announced that they have stopped selling tickets from and to Venezuela in any currency.

“Due to limited inventory available, we are unable to sell or to accommodate the requests of passengers at this time ," said spokeswoman Martha Pantin in response to inquiries made ​​via email today .

“It's as if the borders were closed and no one had put a travel ban," said Susana Garcia, owner of the travel agency Chill Out Travel Tours. In a telephone interview Venezuelans said that are you stuck in the country because of government policies.

Companies that sell products in Venezuela and other countries, such as airline tickets, are required by law to be equally available to all customers in the local currency, said Hermann Escarrá, legal adviser to the government of President Nicolas Maduro, by telephone.

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