United Airlines to end flights to troubled Venezuela

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United Airlines plans to suspend all its flights to Venezuela next month, a move that will even more separate the Latin American nation engulfed in political chaos and a financial crisis.

United representative Charles Hobart stated in an email to Bloomberg on Friday that daily service from Houston to Caracas will be canceled because of low need. He added that it will become effective July 1.

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines were among carriers that asked the United States Department of Transportation for antitrust immunity in hopes to retrieve $3.8 billion held by Venezuela economic collapse, according to Bloomberg.

The Venezuelan federal government stopped the repatriation of ticket sales made in the nation’s national currency– bolivars.

United is the most recent airline to pull flights to Caracas. Last year, Latam Arilines Group SA, from Chile, suspended flights to Caracas from Brazil, Chile and Peru; Grupo Aeromexico SAB ended flights from Mexico City to Venezuela; Deutsche Lufthansa AG dropped its flights from Frankfurt as well.

Air Canada dropped flights in March 2014 due to the nation’s civil discontent.

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