“The (FAA) order comes on a day of an information battle waged between Maduro and Guaido, and although the coup status is uncertain, one thing is clear: taking your aircraft to Venezuela is not a good idea,” OPSGROUP said on its website.
The FAA notice said any air operators currently in Venezuela, which would include private jets, should depart within 48 hours.
The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military in order to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro; however, it appears his coup has failed.
According to the Reuters News Agency, the American Airlines Group Inc. in March said it was indefinitely suspending its flights to Venezuela.
OPSGROUP, which provides safety guidance to air operators, said options for those choosing to avoid Venezuelan airspace would include routes west via Colombia, or east via Guyana.