American Airlines Suspends Flights to Nicaragua over Widespread Violence

 

HAVANA TIMES – American Airlines has suspended flights between the cities of Managua and Miami for security reasons due to the serious crisis that is shaking Nicaragua, the company said in a statement today, reported dpa news.

The airlines posted a travel alert on its website and also sent the notice to passengers traveling to Miami on Sunday and today, who were relocated on other flights.

According to the notice, American canceled flight AA993 that was to arrive to Managua last night from Miami, and the flight AA994 foreseen to take off today in the morning from the Nicaraguan capital to the Florida city.

AA informed passengers that both flights will resume as of June 19. “All passengers are being relocated and protected on the following flights,” he said. However that actually happening will obviously depend on the situation on the ground in Managua.

The Nicaraguan capital dawned on Monday virtually besieged by a joint operation of heavily armed police and government paramilitaries who attacked protesters who had installed cobblestone barricades in the eastern neighborhoods of the city. The scenes broadcast on social media resembled urban warfare.

Government operations continue in at least five neighborhoods in Managua by plain clothed gunmen operating in conjunction with the police, residents of those places said.

Meanwhile, paramilitaries detained journalists Jorge Cabrera, of the British news agency Reuters, and Arnaldo Arita, of Reuters and the US network CNN, stealing their cameras, while covering events in the San José Oriental neighborhood, on the east side of Managua. The theft was registered in a video recorded by the newspaper “El Nuevo Diario”.

7 thoughts on “American Airlines Suspends Flights to Nicaragua over Widespread Violence

  • Clarification , As of now only 2 flight have been canceled American flight AA993 that was to arrive to Managua last night from Miami, and the flight AA994 foreseen to take off today in the morning from the Nicaraguan capital to Miami.
    There are still 2 flights a day arriving and departing on American , although this could depend on the conditions on the ground in Nicaragua.
    The above canceled flight was a over night layover for the airplane and crew which conditions on the ground were considered unsafe .

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  • If you are trying to further destroy tourism & local jobs with false headlines like this you are successful.
    Those unfortunate people say thanks but no thanks.

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    • What false headlines. All this is true and if you are in San juan del sur you should know better than to trash talk. Que Se rinda tu madre!!!

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      • don’t listen to that idiot. i live in astillero but in san juan for 9 years. yes all this is happening. john is clueless only cares about money not the people.

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  • There is something bigger happening here
    There is more focus on the 100 people in Nicaragua then the 1500 that were killed in Honduras
    In salvador., 240 a week are killed by violence and crime from gangs!!
    I would send everyone home including the students and shut down everything from 6pm to 5 am. Till the streets are cleaned and back in order
    Do the dialog with the govt and come up with a peaceful solution
    Either side is not winning , bring in the UN and establish order so people can go back to work
    The only time we are getting from this method of control is more people dying

    If you keep doing the same thing you will get the same result!!!!
    Don’t be idiots. Do it with the oea and dialog with the church!!!!

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  • My girlfriend was murdered here the good ole USA and the government did NOTHING. It’s no different here as far as justice goes.

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  • Travel is witness to the unspeakable truths of political and social chais in third world countries
    Thunk befre you go there..is it worth your cheap journey to be a witness to suffering. Or are you blind and outraged when your trip gets derailed by the reality of the environment. Tourism in tandem with unpredictable revolutionary agendas is not acceptable or appropriate. PASSPORTS ARE NO LONGER PROTECTION..IN THE 21ST CENTURY.DONT BE AN ADRENALIN JUNKIE.

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