An American Airlines plane at Reagan National Airport in Virginia in February 2017. On Wednesday, the US suspended all passenger and cargo air services to Venezuela. Photo: AFP

US orders suspension of all passenger and cargo flights between US and Venezuela, citing unrest and violence around airports

  • US Department of Homeland Security says conditions ‘threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew’
  • Many international airlines have already stopped flying to the South American nation because of security concerns and disputes over money owed by the government
Topic |   Venezuela

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An American Airlines plane at Reagan National Airport in Virginia in February 2017. On Wednesday, the US suspended all passenger and cargo air services to Venezuela. Photo: AFP
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