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.
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.