FAA bans US planes from flying below 26,000ft in Venezuela over 'political instability and tensions'

Mail Online | 10/25/2017 | James Tweedie For Mailonline
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an order prohibiting U.S. air operators from flying below 26,000 feet in Venezuela's airspace until further notice, citing 'increasing political instability and tensions.'

The FAA notice on Tuesday evening said any air operators currently in Venezuela, which would include private jets, should depart within 48 hours.

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American Airlines Group Inc in March said it was indefinitely suspending its flights to Venezuela, as the country continued to struggle with political turmoil and unrest.

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