Avior Airlines receives licence from Venezuela to operate markets vacated by Santa Barabara Airlines

25 March, 2018

Avior Airlines supplemented (23-Mar-2018) its application for an amended exemption with the US Department of Transportation. The carrier advised Santa Barbara Airlines, the sole Venezuelan carrier on Miami-Caracas route, has exited the market and suspended all operations. This leaves the "still important" market without a Venezuelan flag carrier, Avior said. The carrier added Venezuela's government has granted Avior a licence to serve the routes vacated by Santa Barbara Airlines. Avior urged the US agency to "expeditiously" approve the amended exemption. [more - original PR]