The Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautical Industries and Air Services (Conviasa) announced Monday that it will continue to operate normally, despite arbitrary sanctions imposed by the United States Department of the Treasury. In a statement posted on Twitter, the airline reiterated that it will fulfill the commitment made with the 6,313 passengers who bought their tickets to international destinations during the month of February.
Similarly, it indicated that operations will be maintained in its 28 local and 10 international destinations.
#ConviasaNoEstaSola CONVIASA honrará el compromiso adquirido con los 6.313 pasajeros que compraron sus boletos a destinos internacionales, ademas seguiremos operando con total normalidad pese a la sanción arbitraria impuesta por el Departamento del Tesoro de (EEUU). #FelizLunes pic.twitter.com/9ETeckZLbP
— Ramón Celestino Velásquez Araguayán (@rvaraguayan) February 10, 2020
“The 6,313 passengers who purchased their tickets to international destinations during the month of February may travel without any setback on the dates and frequencies indicated. Since 2018, the state airline has been overcoming the blockade imposed by the US government, thus achieving the timely execution of all its operations and even opening new international destinations,” says the text.
The letter points out that 2,102 workers of Conviasa reject “this aggression that aims to hit one of the strongest companies in the country and, together with the Venezuelan government, we will lodge the complaint before international venues.”
It was also confirmed that it will continue with the humanitarian aid plans carried out by the Bolivarian government, such as Vuelta a la Patria, Milagro and cooperation flights between sister countries.
Last Friday, the United States Department of the Treasury reported that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) included 40 Conviasa aircrafts in the list of specially designated nationals and blocked persons (SDN), an action that runs against international air transport treaties.
Translated by JRE/EF