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GUYANA | Fly Jamaica begins "Operation Recovery"

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 9, 2018 - Fly Jamaica Airways “flights are expected to return to normal by Wednesday,” when the existing issues are resolved. This is the word from  the airline's  Commercial Manager, Carl Bowen who says the company has commenced its Operations Recovery Plan.

The airline  said in a statement that it will be operating a leased aircraft on a limited schedule.

Passengers will be notified of their flight departure.

Fly Jamaica Airways requests that passengers desist from going to their local airport for departure unless notified by an airline representative.

Fly Jamaica Airways aircraft are currently undergoing scheduled and unscheduled  maintenance checks. These checks are mandatory or otherwise required at this time.

The company has been leasing planes since November 30 to facilitate passengers said Bowen. However, the leasing of foreign aircraft resulted in “crew-related issues”.

He said in addition, the snow storm in the US has prevented flights from leaving the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, which has caused delays in Jamaica as well.

This is due to the fact that the flights leaving the US would have to stop in Jamaica to collect passengers there.

In a statement, Fly Jamaica Airways said it will advise as soon as one or both of its aircraft are returned to service.

As a result the airline is engaging third party carriers to support the operation.

During this period of irregular operations the sourcing of alternative aircraft from lessors has become increasingly challenging due to the unavailability of suitable aircraft and/or the unavailability of flight crews to operate the flights.

Most recently, with the onset of severe weather conditions in the Northeast region of the U.S. and specifically in the New York area, Terminal One at JFK has been limiting arrivals and departures due to ramp congestion, and several other issues as a result of the adverse weather conditions.

Fly Jamaica Airways sincerely regrets the inconvenience our irregular operations have caused.

We are utilizing every available resource to recover the operation and return to our regular schedule as soon as possible.

We thank you for your continued patience and support.

  • Countries: Guyana