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MIAMI Delta Air Lines (DL) submitted a letter to the Venezuelan National Institute of Civil Aviation (INAC) communicating their intention to suspend indefinitely their weekly Atlanta Caracas service.

 

According to the letter, the last flight DL781 from Atlanta to Caracas will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The return and final farewell flight to Atlanta, DL802, will depart Caracas the following morning on September 17, 2017.

 

Delta has not published an official statement on the cancellation of the route.

 

Earlier today, Avianca also announced the suspension of its daily services to Venezuela. Both airlines claim that the current instability in the country and poor performing economics are the main drivers in such harsh decision.

 

Both Delta and Avianca will now join the ever growing list of carriers that have already ceased flying to Venezuela: Air Canada, Alitalia, Lufthansa, LATAM, GOL, Insel Air, Dynamic, Aeromexico, and United.

 

The last standing U.S.-based carrier flying to Venezuela, American Airlines (AA), has also taken drastic measures ahead of the dramatic political situation the South American country is going through.

 

Initially flying to Caracas from Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW), New York (JFK), and Miami (MIA), AA decreased its connectivity to the Venezuelan capital to just two daily flights between Miami and Caracas.

 

Numerous frequent flyers based in Caracas commented on social media how this affects their connectivity to the United States, especially now that United is gone and AA remains with two daily flights.

 

On my last flight to Caracas, I spoke to crew members and none of them wanted to be flying to Venezuela. They said it was too unsafe, said Jose Rodriguez. If American decides to leave, our chances to fly to the U.S. on reliable carriers are gone.

 

According to a Venezuelan gate agent working for Delta (who preferred to remain anonymous), the news of the suspension was transmitted to them on Monday, July 24. We are not sure what will happen to us now, she said. Its not that we can swap airlines and begin a new career here. Everyone is leaving. Weve been with Delta since day one; it really hurt us to see them going away.

 

The Delta-Venezuela relationship began to take a toll in 2014 when the airline decided to decrease their daily Atlanta-Caracas service to a once-a-week flight. Initially, the airline would deploy aircraft as big as Boeing 767-400s on the route, then decreasing to 757-200s and, ultimately, the smallest aircraft on their fleet, the Boeing 737-700, departing from Atlanta to Caracas on Saturdays and returning from Caracas to Atlanta on Sundays.

 

As of today, only ten international carriers remain flying to Venezuela: American Airlines, Copa Airlines, Air France, Iberia, Air Europa, Tame, TAP, Turkish Airlines, Cubana, and Latin American Wings.

 

Chronologically, these are some of the airlines that have opted to suspend flights to Venezuela:

 

United Airlines, daily flight from Houston on June 30, 2017.

Dynamic Airways, daily flight from Fort Lauderdale on August 13, 2016.

LATAM, a weekly flight from Lima, twice weekly flight from Santiago on August 1, 2016.

Aeromexico, thrice weekly flights from Mexico City on June 23, 2016.

Lufthansa, thrice weekly flights from Frankfurt on June 17, 2016.

LATAM, a weekly flight from Sao Paulo on May 28, 2016.

Alitalia, a weekly flight from Rome on April 3, 2015.

Air Canada, four weekly flights from Toronto on March 18, 2014.

An official statement from Delta remains to be seen, but its expected to come out soon via the airlines website.

 

Fonte: Airwaysmag.com

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Que cias sobraram por lá?

Tirando as venezuelanas e as que anunciaram que irão suspender as operações, sobraram Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Europa, Air France, American, Copa Airlines, Iberia, TAP,Turkish e outras companhias aéreas pequenas.

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Tirando as venezuelanas e as que anunciaram que irão suspender as operações, sobraram Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Europa, Air France, American, Copa Airlines, Iberia, TAP,Turkish e outras companhias aéreas pequenas.

 

Considerando a atual situação da Venezuela e o potencial de piora após dia 30.07, quando deverá acontecer a absurda votação para uma assembleia constituinte na marra, acho que ainda tem muita empresa aérea voando para lá! Sinceramente, não sei como continuam voando, pensando não somente na questão lucro, mas também de logística para o voo e tripulantes!!

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Se eu sou uma dessas Cias estrangeiras, ficaria de olho bem aberto com a situação do país, deixar um plano pra evacuação de funcionários e de aeronaves.

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A coisa tá tão feia que nem as várias áreas venezuelanas tem $$ e capacidade para entrar nas rotas deixadas pelas estrangeiras.

 

Aeropostal, Aserca, Avior, Conviasa, Estelar, Rutaca, Laser, SBA e Venezolana tem ao todo 100 aeronaves entre voando e encostadas não se sabe se por falta de pax, $$ para conserto, crise do país...

 

Mas são 100 aeronaves com mais de 90 lugares: 737, Md80, 757, 767, e190.

 

Há 20 aeroportos na Venezuela que recebem voos dessas aeronaves, fora as outras empresas menores que voam para outras cidades pequenas.

 

O que salva todas essas empresas é que o combustível é "grátis"

 

Se não fosse a ditadura, teria tudo para ser um país mais próspero em tudo, mas no transporte aéreo seria melhor que a maioria dos países do continente por sua capital não ter uma grande parcela da economia e população do país.

 

Se todos os países do continente tivessem democracia de verdade, os 3 melhores países para ter uma cia aérea seriam, não na ordem: BRA, COL e VEN, entre outros motivos por serem os 3 únicos países onde uma rota pode ser diária sem ter que passar pela principal cidade e de avião com mais de 100 lugares.

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Mais uma! Air France anunciou o cancelamento de voos para Caracas.

https://www.airfrance.fr/FR/en/local/transverse/footer/message_temporaire.htm

 

SITUATION IN CARACAS

 

Updated on 28 July, 20h30 (Paris local time)

 

Further to the current situation in Caracas, Venezuela we are forced to suspend our flights from Paris to Caracas from Sunday 30 July to Tuesday 01 August.

 

For the following days, commercial measures are available.

 

If you have a valid Air France ticket, issued on or before 28 July, departing from or arriving in Caracas for a flight between 29 July to August 05 2017

You can rebook at no extra cost onto a later flight until 31 August included.

 

You may also choose to cancel your journey. In this case, you will be entitled to a non-refundable voucher valid 1 year for Air France, KLM or HOP! flights.

 

You can make these changes via your travel agent.

 

We monitor the situation in real time and will inform you in case of any evolution of our flights schedule.

 

We thank you for your understanding.

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Pyongyang está sendo a meta do aeroporto de CCS: Só uma empresa estrangeira se aventura a voar para lá: Air China.

 

Se o ditador continuar vai ficar igual reality show: Uma cia indo embora por vez.

 

Palpite: As 3 últimas a pirulitarem: COPA, TAP e Ibéria.

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Pyongyang está sendo a meta do aeroporto de CCS: Só uma empresa estrangeira se aventura a voar para lá: Air China.

Se o ditador continuar vai ficar igual reality show: Uma cia indo embora por vez.

Palpite: As 3 últimas a pirulitarem: COPA, TAP e Ibéria.

Li em outro forum que a TAP está parando em curacao para troca de tripulação, para eles pernoitarem lá inves de caracas

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Se com a Venezuela em tempos de paz já seria mais bacana pernoitar em CUR do que em CCS, imagina em uma situação como a atual?

 

TP e IB, se nenhuma tragédia acontecer até lá, sábado já voltam à programação normal.

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