Conviasa (V0, Caracas Simón Bolivar) has taken redelivery of its sole widebody aircraft YV1004 (cn 31). According to Skyliner Aviation, the A340-200 was ferried from Bordeaux to Caracas Simón Bolivar on October 16.

Though scheduled maintenance was completed some time ago, it is understood the aircraft was not released as outstanding bills had not yet been settled. As a result, the Venezuelan national carrier was forced to out-source its widebody requirements to carriers such as Blue Panorama Airlines (BV, Rome Fiumicino), Dynamic Airways (2D, Greensboro), Hi Fly (5K, Beja), and more recently, AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur Int'l).