The Venezuelan Air-Travel Paradox



Venezuela’s rigid currency controls are driving people to leave the country, but have also made it exceedingly hard for people to depart by air. Girish Gupta on the paradox:

“Many of the airlines have become so reluctant to accept the bolivar that they have limited the number of tickets for which they will accept the currency. A few have suspended bolivar-denominated sales altogether.”

Photograph: Girish Gupta