Some Airlines Drop Venezuela Layovers to Avoid Turmoil for Crews

Carlos Becerra  / Bloomberg

A Turkish Airlines airplane approaches for landing at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia, Venezuela, on May 8, 2018. The mounting political crisis in Venezuela has prompted two European airlines to add a stop in the Caribbean so that workers don’t have to stay. Carlos Becerra / Bloomberg

Skift Take: European carriers Iberia and TAP have added stops in the Caribbean. They will let their workers stay overnight elsewhere than in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, which is plagued with political violence. Smart.

— Sean O’Neill

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