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
Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.