American Airlines Suspends Flights to Venezuela

Last week, American Airlines announced that it would suspend all flights to Venezuela indefinitely due to political unrest in the country. This is following the Level 4 Travel Advisory warning issued by the Allied Pilots Association. An American Airlines spokesperson said, “American will not operate to countries we don’t consider safe.” The airline was the last flying to Venezuela with a Miami to Caracas and Maracaibo route. Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department pulled all diplomatic staff from the country and issued the latest travel advisory on March 12. The civil unrest in Venezuela is the main culprit, but the advisory says “Do not travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, poor health, infrastructure, and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens.” Violent crime, such as homicide, armed robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking is common.” U.S citizens should avoid traveling to Venezuela for the foreseeable future.

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