Less and Less Flights to Nicaragua

Due to the political crisis that has been going on in the country for almost four months, the airlines American Airlines, Delta, United and Spirit, have decided to reduce the number of flights to Managua.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

an dir="ltr">Representatives from the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) reported that American Airlines went from having three flights a day to one and Delta Airlines from three flights a week to one.

For its part, the US airline Spirit will go from having six flights a week to two, and United Airlines will stop operating between August 21 and September 4.

See also  "Tourism Hit Hard in Nicaragua"

In relation to the reduction of airline frequencies, the president of Canatur, Lucy Valenti, explained to Elnuevodiario.com.ni that " ... "They are doing this because they have to adjust to the crisis we are experiencing, which has resulted in a drastic reduction of visitors to the country.""

See also "Tourism: Nicaragua disappears from radar"

Valenti added that " ... 'for tourism to recover, we need social peace, nobody is going to come to a country where there is no social peace and where there is violence every day.'"

The decision made by these airlines follows the temporary suspension of operations announced by the Mexican airline Volaris in June. 

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