Photo © Marlo Plate
Photo © Chris Liao
Photo © Dennis iskra
It was reported yesterday (CNN en Español) that Venezuela's main international airline Avensa and it's subsidiary Servivensa are close to shutting down according to some airline analyst. The airline is currently being sued by its fuel suppliers for not paying its fuel bills and the step was taken because it is believed that Avensa/Servivensa will not survive. Avensa/Servivensa already cut much of its domestic services leaving only two destinations in the country and the international network, which spans: Miami, Quito,Bogota, and Madrid.
It looks like Aeropostal will be the only airline left strong enough to take over the gap that will be left over by the demise of Avensa. Aeropostal currently codeshares with Avensa on the Caracas - Madrid route. Venezuela hasn't been able to recover its once prestigious airline industry since Viasa shut down in 1997.