theaviator380
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Air Europa Venezuela Airticket Crisis

Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:50 pm

Dear all,

Came across this,

Air Europa, Spanish airline have suspended sale of airtickets in Boliver in Venezuela. Apparently people in Venezuela are not able to buy air tickets in their own currency. They can buy tickets in $ or Euro but not in Boliver.

I got this news on linkedin aviation forum, here are couple of other links.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...line-cancellations-europa/4405109/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...ela-currency-idUSBRE9940BN20131005

Thanks.

[Edited 2014-01-17 04:52:32]
 
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RE: Air Europa Venezuela Airticket Crisis

Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:01 am

Quoting theaviator380 (Thread starter):
Apparently people in Venezuela are not able to buy air tickets in their own currency

we are but very restricted....

situation is really going from bad to worse...

regards from Caracas
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RE: Air Europa Venezuela Airticket Crisis

Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:10 am

Didn't AA take the same or similar action because that?
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RE: Air Europa Venezuela Airticket Crisis

Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:13 am

And Air Europa is way down the list of airlines owed….AA, UA and CM are owed hundreds of millions. Somebody in another thread posted the actual list.
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RE: Air Europa Venezuela Airticket Crisis

Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:20 am

Hello all readers: I will start by saying that Air Europa is selling tickets the normal way. It's true they stop for a while but the general manager in CCS came on the news saying everything is back to normal. AA have more restrictions, we can only buy tickets for the following month I.e. January now reservations available only next month (February) and so on. The reason for this is Venezuelan government owes a lot of money to all the carriers that operates in Venezuela and they don't have dollars to cover the debt.
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RE: Air Europa Venezuela Airticket Crisis

Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:50 am

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 3):
AA, UA and CM are owed hundreds of millions. Somebody in another thread posted the actual list.

well the list is already outdated... the debt went already 700 milliones up since the list...
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TPA0822
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RE: Air Europa Venezuela Airticket Crisis

Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:54 am

There's already a current thread on this issue:

IATA: USD $3.3bil Cash Trapped In Venezuela (by LAXintl Jan 10 2014 in Civil Aviation)

I suggest this one should be deleted.

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