Maiquetía

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Maiquetía

 

a city on the northern coast of Venezuela, near Caracas. Population, 110,400 (1970). Maiquetía, which is part of the Caracas metropolitan area, is the site of Venezuela’s largest international airport. Agricultural products are processed there.

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On April 16, 2014, four unchecked suitcases with 168 kg of cocaine secreted in the plane's wheel well caused an aircraft from the Venezuelan carrier Laser to return to Maiquetia airport after taking off, reportedly due to the inability to retract the wheels of the plane in flight.
officials were also under the impression that Venezuela had been expanding its main runway at the Maiquetia international for the same purpose.
Embassy Caracas are required to take an armored vehicle when traveling to and from the Maiquetia Airport.
Visitors flying into Venezuela's main airport, at Maiquetia outside Caracas, are often approached by black market currency traders as soon as they step out of arrivals.
The aircraft covered over 2,500 km during their three-hour flight from the Maiquetia airfield in Venezuela.
The nuclear-capable bombers, which took off from the Engels airbase in the Volga region, "flew over the Caribbean, the Eastern Pacific and along the Southwestern coast of the North American continent, and landed at Maiquetia airfield in Venezuela," the ministry said in a statement on Monday, Al-Alam reported.
I have to tell you that in recent days we have successfully concluded this course of chemotherapy," the Venezuelan leader told local television upon his arrival at Maiquetia Airport.
President Ahmadinejad was welcomed by Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua upon his arrival at Maiquetia Airport in Caracas on January 8.
He was convicted after a trial at a court near Maiquetia International Airport where he was arrested on September 7.
The suspect, named by Venezuelan police as 49-year-old John Twell, was stopped at the Maiquetia international airport in Caracas as he tried to board a flight to Madrid.
State media showed video footage of Chavez bidding farewell to Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana and then being greeted by ebullient ministers at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas.