Non-commercial air operations restricted in Maiquetía
Under administrative decision from the National Institute of Civil Aeronautics
The provision is based on Article 78 of the Civil Aeronautics Law.
Under the administrative decision PRE-CJU-285-12 from INAC, published in the Official Gazette No. 40,064, reads as follows: "Any persons engaged in general aviation to and from Maiquetía international airport shall conduct their flight operations with the restrictions, abiding by any authorizations that may be issued by the Venezuelan Aeronautics Authority."
The decision will be effective 30 days after its release in the Official Gazette.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.