United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) today announced that it is temporarily suspending service to the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela, due to a heightened travel warning issued by the U.S. Department of State. United has canceled service through Sunday, but will be evaluating the situation on a daily basis.
“We are temporarily suspending our Caracas service due to the Department of State’s travel warning regarding the continued civil unrest in Venezuela,” said Graham Atkinson, United’s senior vice president - International. “The safety and security of our customers and employees is our number one priority.”
United serves Caracas with one daily flight from Miami International Airport using Airbus 320 equipment. United flight # 869 departs Miami at 6:55 pm and arrives in Caracas at 11:05 pm. The return flight # 868 depart Caracas at 8:00am and arrives in Miami at 10:20 am.
United operates nearly 1,800 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe. News releases and other information about United may be found at the company’s website at www.united.com