Colombia’s aviation regulator has launched an investigation into Bogotá-based discount airline VivaColombia for potentially conducting improper practices when it cancelled a flight earlier this month.
The carrier cancelled its Bogotá-to-Barranquilla route, flight FC8194, scheduled for May 18 and may have failed to provide compensation to ticketed passengers, according to Aeronáutica Civil (Aerocivil).
The potential violation by VivaColombia, says the Bogotá-based governmental agency, would also run afoul of Colombian aeronautical regulations and could constitute a breach of contract and unfair treatment of passengers.
Aerocivil stated that the violation, if confirmed through a full investigation, would carry a fine of more than $11,000 USD, or 45 times the monthly minimum salary in Colombia.
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