Delta Airlines joined American Airlines in cutting the number of flights between the United States and Venezuela because of a dispute over cash trapped in the country. American Airlines for example currently has over $750 million dollars locked in Venezuela.
Delta will go from a once daily flights between Atlanta and Caracas to one weekly round trip starting on August 1st, said Sarah Lora, a spokeswoman for Delta Airlines. Ms. Lora also noted that the Atlanta-based Delta has provided uninterrupted service to Venezuela for 15 years.
Delta cutting back six flights a week will further isolate Venezuela, where other carriers have already cut flights in protest over strict currency controls that prevent them from repatriating earnings from tickets sold there without the government of Venezuela approving it first.