FORT WORTH, Texas American Airlines is stopping flights to Venezuela because of safety concerns after the pilots’ union told its members to refuse to work the flights.
American was the last major U.S. carrier to fly to the troubled country. It flew daily to Caracas and Maracaibo from Miami.
The airline said Friday that it temporarily stopped the flights as it evaluated conditions in Venezuela, where civil unrest has increased amid opposition to President Nicolas Maduro.
“American will not operate to countries we don’t consider safe,” said spokesman Ross Feinstein.
With AA leaving, the only major airlines left are Iberia, AirEuropa and Air France. And I figure they will follow suit soon enough.