American Airlines Indefinitely Suspends Flights to Venezuela

By Reuters
March 30, 2019Business News
American Airlines Indefinitely Suspends Flights to Venezuela
An American Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane takes off from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) in Los Angeles on March 28, 2018. (Mike Blake/Reuters)

American Airlines is indefinitely suspending its flights to Venezuela, as the country continues to struggle with political turmoil and unrest.

The airline will continue working with team members, union leaders and other key stakeholders to restart service when conditions are right, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday, March 28.

American airlines suspends flights venezuela
An plane of American Airlines is taking off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, on March 11, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP)

American Airlines had temporarily suspended its flights to the country earlier this month after its pilots union urged its workers to deny trips in the wake of a travel advisory issued by the U.S. State Department.

A number of airlines have stopped their flights to the South American country because of security concerns and disputes over money they say the Venezuelan government owes them.

By Soundarya Jin Bengaluru and Tracy Rucinski

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