The International Federation of Air Line Pilots´ Associations (IFALPA) has raised concerns with the increase of security reports from member associations concerning layovers in Venezuela, the organization said.
The federation stresses that the security of crews should be the primary decision factor when conducting the risk assessment of a destination for the purpose of scheduled layovers. Over the past few years, airline crews have been targeted and even abducted on several occasions. When they are on a layover, they can find themselves in danger, especially in areas such as Caracas where the security situation is difficult to predict.
The is extremely concerned with the growing number of security reports recently received from its Member Associations concerning layovers in Venezuela.
The International Federation of Air Line Pilots´ Associations represents more than 100,000 pilots in nearly 100 countries. The mission of IFALPA is to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide and to be the global advocate of the piloting profession; providing representation, services and support to both members and the aviation industry.