Aerolineas Argentinas has suspended its flights to Venezuela after having cancelled or suspended many reservations since August. The weekly flight to Caracas was suspended over operational reasons, according to a statement posted on the company’s website.
A few weeks ago, the company announced that it would not sell more tickets to the country due to security concerns. In recent months, many airlines have decided to reduce or suspend operations completely. Air France and United Airlines are some of the airlines that have decided to cancel or suspend flights over the current situation of the country.
The company reportedly proposed to send passengers to Bogota, Colombia for free or refund those who had already bought tickets. The statement from the company says that due to operational reasons, they have decided to remove their weekly flight between Buenos Aires to Caracas from its program.
The statement also gives details on the options for the passengers affected by the announcement. The passengers who are still waiting for their flight can ask for a 100 percent refund. They can also change their flights without any penalties for those who would like to fly from Bogota, Colombia with Aerolineas Argentinas. A route change can also be done if the passenger pays the penalty fee.
The airline is just one of the many that have suspended or reduced flights in Venezuela in recent years. At least two have decided to suspend operations this year while many more have reduced their flights to just a few or have changed them to connecting flights.
Aerolineas Argentinas, Argentina’s biggest airline, had already suspended or cancelled several reservations since August. The airline was the only one offering direct flights between the two countries, which means that passengers interested in traveling from Venezuela to Argentina will have to find a different airline with connecting flights.