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2019-03-15   13:07:14   INGLÉS
American Airlines suspends its flights to Venezuela

Dallas, Mar 15 (Notimex).- The American company American Airlines suspended its flights to Venezuela today, and as of tomorrow, Saturday, it will only carry out one daily until March 22, according to sources from the company.

The measure is announced after all US diplomatic personnel left Venezuela this week and after a travel warning issued by the US Department of State.

American Airlines pilots should not fly to Venezuela, "do not accept any trip to Venezuela," the Allied Pilots Association, representing more than 61,000 pilots of 33 airlines in the United States and Canada, said in a statement.

The measure would also respond to the delay in the supply of fuel, and because the airline's staff "feels very insecure" in case they have to spend the night in Venezuela.

American Airlines, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is the only US airline to fly to Venezuela, from Miami to Caracas and Maracaibo.

Several airlines have stopped their flights to the South American country due to security concerns and disputes over the money they claim that the government of President Nicolás Maduro owes them.

Last February, the US government instructed pilots flying to or from Venezuela to be cautious due to civil riots.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) then stated that there was no evidence to indicate any danger of civilian aircraft being shot down, but that "errors could occur".

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