The Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautical Industries and Air Services (Conviasa) will incorporate thirteen new international air routes in 2019 with the aim of boosting tourism, as reported by the news network Telesur.
Ramón Velásquez, president of the state airline Conviasa, has indicated that it is expected that in the first quarter the new stretches will connect the Caribbean nation with Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Belize and El Salvador.
Subsequently, routes will be incorporated between Venezuela and San Vicente and Las Gradadinas, Barbados Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago. The flights between Caracas and Buenos Aires will also be reactivated.
According to Velásquez, this will allow the company to generate foreign exchange and encourage tourist and foreign trade exchange between Venezuela and the region.
During the opening on Thursday of the new international route Caracas-Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Velásquez also reported that as part of the expansion plan promoted by the Government of the President, Nicolás Maduro, the airline plans to inaugurate two long-term new routes to the United States and Canada.
On the other hand, the state airline is in negotiations with Air Europa to establish a strategic alliance to strengthen aircraft maintenance capabilities, and with Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s main airline, which is interested in installing a continental connection base at the Maiquetía International Airport, in Caracas.