When one of Latin America's largest airlines pulls out of a nearby country, you know things are bad.
There's no real advantage for any airline to stick around, but do expect them to rush back in when the current leadership goes away.
Airlines know that business will pick up again immediately when Venezuela's government gets a bit more sense in it, but they also know things won't change if they just keep flying.
Venezuela is thinking up one creative way after another to say "please don't come here."
If flight frequencies can be the lifeblood of a country's business and tourism economies, then Venezuela may soon require a transfusion if it persists with its currency policies for foreign airlines.
President Maduro has been forced to watch too many videos of former president Hugo Chavez to be useful. Not that airlines are cutting flights, too, coming to Venezuela seems more useless these days.
Waiting for the claim from Venezuela's leader that this is part of a complicated conspiracy against the legacy of long-talker Hugo Chavez.
We don't see Venezuela's current government as being capable of keeping airlines around.
Despite Venezuela's benefits, airlines have had it up to here with Venezuela.
In case you weren't aware: Venezuela is such a mess even the Italians have had enough.