GOL Suspends All Flights to Venezuela

By Jesse Sokolow on 15 February 2016
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GOL aircraft at Sao Paulo International Airport

GOL aircraft at Sao Paulo International Airport

Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aereas announced it has suspended all service to Venzuela amidst issues of repatriating currency from the country. The airline’s one remaining route to the country, São Paulo to Caracas, was suspended indefinitely on February 10. Caracas is the capital of Venezuela.

The move follows GOL’s decision to discontinue flights from Aruba and Punta Cana to Caracas and decrease service on its São Paulo-Caracas route last year, at which time the airline warned of cancelling the service altogether.

GOL Linhas Aereas is not the first airline to have its Venezuelan routes impacted by the currency situation in the country. Air Canada ceased operations to the country in 2014, while American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines all reduced their service to the South American country that year as well.

Italy’s Alitalia suspended all flights to Venezuela in 2014 as well.

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