Flights concerning Panama and Venezuela Suspended

Panama has been compelled to cancel current flights to Venezuelan airways, in response to the similar evaluate taken by that nation and right up until equal and reciprocal treatment is achieved in the frequency of flights, as corresponds by the air industrial agreement, explained the Civil Aeronautical Authority (CAA).

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From AAC’s assertion:

Panama, December 13, 2020. The AAC announces that Panama and Venezuela currently have an equivalent bilateral air frequency settlement up to date in 2015, which in theory gives each individual region obtain to up to 63 weekly frequencies on either route.

Nonetheless, as a end result of the pandemic, both nations around the world have lessened to a minimal the variety of flights among the two countries, a problem that has been unveiled on the Panamanian facet, but which does not rely with the reciprocity of Venezuela.

When Panama has granted up to 9 flights a week to Venezuelan airlines, Venezuela only lets 3 flights a 7 days to the Panamanian airline, citing limitations because of to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On December 7, 2020, and beneath the unequal circumstances explained higher than, the Venezuelan facet asked for Panama to further more maximize frequencies for its airlines, without having but giving up the obtain needed by the Panamanian facet.

Dependent on the Bilateral Air Arrangement, Panama asked for from Venezuela a therapy of reciprocity and equity in the flight frequencies, as the only affliction for the approval of the additional flights proposed.

Even so, on Friday, December 12, 2020, Venezuela proceeded to unilaterally terminate, with no prior observe and without having justification, the 3 weekly flights of the Panamanian airline.

Supplied this condition and the lack of honest and equal therapy that has been created for months, the CAA has been obliged to terminate from this day, the entry to Panama of the Venezuelan airways till the flights required by the Panamanian airline are approved and the equal and honest remedy agreed in the recent bilateral arrangement is reestablished.

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