CARACAS, Wednesday November 14, 2012 | Update
ACCIDENT | The fire started on Wednesday morning

Fire at Venezuelan international airport causes delays and chaos

Fire broke out at Simón Bolívar international airport early on Wednesday

Apparently, the fire started at one luggage conveyor belt (Handout photo)
Wednesday November 14, 2012  05:10 PM

Some departures and arrivals at Venezuela's Simón Bolívar international airport continued on hold early on Wednesday afternoon after a fire event was reported in the morning.

Some of the affected departures are those of Aerolíneas Argentinas flying to Buenos Aires, Argentina; American Airlines and Aserca, flying to Miami, US; Cubana de Aviación, Havana, Cuba; Conviasa, Bogota, Colombia; American Airlines, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Continental Airlines, Panama; and Varig, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The airport facilities are in chaos. There are lines everywhere. There is no access to the airport and national airport's parking lots are overcrowded in the absence of access to the international airport's parking lot.

With reporting by Nadeska Noriega Ávila

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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