The last United Airlines flight has departed from crisis-ridden Venezuela.
A crewmember waved a Venezuelan flag out the pilot’s window as the jetliner departed from its gate Friday.
The U.S. airline announced in June that it was suspending its service to the capital city of Caracas as of July 1. The airline said the service was “not meeting our financial expectations.”
Venezuela has been embroiled in three months of political turmoil that has left nearly 80 people dead and thousands detained.
United Airlines joins a growing list of air carriers that have suspended flights to Venezuela amid the country’s economic and political turmoil.
Videos taken from inside the United jet showed one emotional crew member saying, “We will see each other again.”
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