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Monday, June 5, 2017

United Airlines Ends Flights to Venezuela, Further Isolating Country


United Airlines will end its daily flight service to Venezuela in July, further isolating the crisis-hit South American country from international travel after the exit of many major airlines in recent years. Many airlines have left after a protracted dispute over billions of dollars they say the government owes them. They say President Nicolas Maduro's administration has failed to reimburse companies in hard currency for ticket sales in local currency, as per strict currency controls in the socialist nation. United, which flies daily between Caracas and Houston'sGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport, confirmed to Reuters that it was halting that route, though said it was not because of any payment dispute. More…

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