US suspends Venezuela’s flights
The United States of America, Department of Transport (DOT) has suspended air service between the Trump-led country and Venezuela.
A suspension letter signed by the DOT secretary, Elaine Chao on Wednesday,came at the behest of acting homeland security secretary Kevin McAleenan, who concluded that conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passenger, aircraft and crew.
The order comes amid continued political instability in the South American nation, where opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is backed by the U.S. and dozens of other nations, is seeking to wrest power from the government of Nicolas Maduro.
According to Flight Connections, American Airlines became the last U.S. carrier to halt service to Venezuela when it did so in late March. However, Venezuela’s Avior and Estelar airlines have continued to serve Miami.
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