Venezuelan unrest sees Air Canada suspend flights

18th Mar 2014
Venezuelan unrest sees Air Canada suspend flights

Continued civil unrest in Venezuela has seen Air Canada halt flights to capital Caracas.

The carrier, which had operated three return flights a week between the destination and Toronto, is the latest international airline to reduce services to the country.

Air Canada said it would consider resuming the services one the political situation in the country had stabilised. 

Protests at high inflation, crime and shortage of basic supplies have rocked Venezuela in recent weeks.

As many as 30 people, from both sides of the political debate in the country, as president Nicolas Maduro battles to restore control.

International airlines have been reducing services as tight currency controls make it difficult to expatriate funds.

Ecuadorean airline Tame pulled out of the country earlier this year, citing unpaid bills of £26 million.



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