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American Airlines, fed up with Venezuela, drops the number flights to Venezuela

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) is fed up with Venezuela and its socialist government which is forcing carriers to keep their ticket sales in the country’s currency, the Bolivar. Airlines are unable to export the proceeds. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, American was owed $750 million from its Venezuela sales through March 31 (probably higher today).  As a result, American is slashing the number of weekly flights from the current 48 to only 10 starting next month. Air Canada and Alitalia have also ended service to Venezuela.

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Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-823 N950NN (msn 31194) taxies at Boeing Field in Seattle.

American Airlines (current): AG Slide Show

Costa Airlines is a new airline in Venezuela

Costa (Venezuela) CRJ200 YV550T (14)(Grd) CCS (Air Costa)(LRW)

Costa Airlines (Maracaibo) is a new airline in Venezuela which is currently going through the certification process. The new airline is planning to launch scheduled passenger operations this summer with three Bombardier CRJ200s (CL-600-2B19s).

Copyright Photo: Costa Airlines.