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Delta Airlines Cuts Flights to Venezuela

Delta Airlines joined other major services in cutting flights to Venezuela over money disputes.
Image: People queue outside the sales office of US airline Delta, in Caracas
People queue outside the sales office of US airline Delta, in Caracas, on July 7, 2014. Delta Air Lines announced Monday it is cutting its flights to Venezuela to one a week amid a dispute over Caracas' unpaid $4.2 billion debt to international airlines.LEO RAMIREZ / AFP - Getty Images

Delta Air Lines is slashing flights to Venezuela over cash trapped in the South American country.

Delta is reducing service by 85 percent and will fly round trip between Atlanta and Caracas weekly rather than daily starting Aug.1, according to spokeswoman Sarah Lora.

Other airlines including American have already made similar moves.

The International Air Transport Association says Venezuela has prevented the reimbursement of $4 billion in airline money because of currency control problems.

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--The Associated Press