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Air Europa crew wants to keep out of Venezuela
31 January 2019 @ 13:36

PILOTS working for the Spanish carrier Air Europa have asked bosses not to force them to sleep over in Venezuela if they find themselves there when they finish their shifts, in light of escalating violence in the streets following a disputed government takeover.

The airline is one of the few European flight firms which still expects its crew, including cabin staff, to spend the night in Venezuela, which pilots' union SEPLA says 'puts their safety at risk', both in their hotels and during the journeys between these and the airport.

In fact, Spain's foreign office website advises against all but essential travel to the South American country since its leader Nicolás Maduro was overthrown by self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó in what the former considers a coup d'état and the majority of Venezuelans have championed, hopeful of a return to freedom and democracy after years of what they describe as a dictatorship.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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