Air Canada has suspended its thrice-weekly flights between Toronto and Caracas, Venezuela citing the civil unrest that is gripping the South American country.
“Due to ongoing civil unrest in Venezuela, Air Canada can no longer ensure the safety of its operation and has suspended flights to Caracas until further notice,” the airline said in a statement on its website.
“Air Canada will continue to monitor the situation and will evaluate the reintroduction of flights with the objective of resuming operations on the route once Air Canada is satisfied that the situation in Venezuela has stabilized.”
A Tuesday flight to Caracas was cancelled, as was the return on Wednesday.
However, the government of Venezuela has other ideas about the resumption of service. President Nicolas Maduro has warned airlines that any airline that pulls out of the country will not be allowed back under his rule.