"There are excuses for airlines to reduce their flights to Venezuela. If an airline leaves or reduces their frequency, I'll take severe measures. If an airline leaves, it will not come back as long as I'm here"
In another thread there was a discussion on how Avianca is drastically reducing its services to Venezuela. American Airlines has downgraded from 4x daily 757 to 737s. Both IB and LH hae downgraded from A346 to A333. TP, AM, and CM have also reduced their visits to the Venezuelan capital.
As the cherry on top to his amusing threat, he added:
If they [the airlines] leave, we'll have enough options to substitute them. That's why we have the new Conviasa. And there are many planes from the world coming in and I don't know how many airlines are asking for permission to cover flights to Panama, Central America and South America.
Interesting. Conviasa will substitute LH if they leave? How about AA? Does Conviasa have FAA/TSA permission to fly in US Airspace? Right.
I now wonder, what "measures" will this guy take? He owes $3,2 billion and has offered to pay back with fuel. Where's the cash?
Here's the article (in Spanish only)
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