Venezuela progressively reactivates its air connection with the rest of the world, since there are 15 countries that INAC authorizes for commercial passenger transfer operations
The National Institute of Civil Aeronautics (INAC) included Colombia in the list of countries with which an air bridge is established “on an exceptional basis”, due to the restrictions implemented by the aeronautical authority according to the guidelines of the Chavista government.
In a statement published on its Twitter account, the INAC recalled that “restrictions continue on commercial, general and private aviation operations to and from Venezuela,” with the exception of the following countries authorized for passenger transfer operations :
- Dominican Republic
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
#Release || The #INACcomplying with the guidelines of the National Executive, reports measures for the national air sector in accordance with the provisions of NOTAM No. C1157/22 and A0507/22. pic.twitter.com/YlzqTVHhu4
— National Institute of Civil Aeronautics (INAC) (@InacVzla) September 10, 2022
In this way, Venezuela progressively reactivates its air connection with the rest of the world, since there are 15 countries with which commercial passenger transfer operations are allowed.
At the beginning of the year, the INAC only authorized Turkey, Mexico, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Russia, Cuba and Spain for this type of operation, as highlighted by the Notice No. C0077/22 and A0043/22. Bolivia and Portugal were added in March (Notice No. C0261/22 and A0109/22), in June Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Iran and Brazil (Notice No. C0693/22 and A0292/22) and in July the latest additions were announced, Algeria and Qatar (Notice No. C0811/22 and A0361/22).
The government of Nicolás Maduro maintains the restrictions on air activity that it imposed as an emergency measure to control the entry of people into the country and thus try to contain the spread of covid-19, despite the fact that most countries lifted their restrictions. as the disease was controlled as a result of the massive application of the vaccines.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), world air transport has recovered 75% of its operations if the flow of flights in July 2019 is taken into account as a reference, so it is close to recovering its status prior to the pandemic. Venezuela, for its part, seems to isolate itself from this stage.
July 2022 dating shows ⬇️ #aircargo 📦 ✈️ is tracking at near 2019 levels 👏 although it has taken a step back compared to the extraordinary performance of 2020-2021.
— IATA (@IATA) September 7, 2022
Chavismo spokesmen such as the deputy to the National Assembly (AN) elected in 2020, Jesús Faría, boast of the vaccination levels that Venezuela has reached under the management of Nicolás Maduro, assuring —without data— that they are the highest in the country. world. Despite these statements and the idea that they have the pandemic under control, they do not seem to have any intention of lifting air restrictions.