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Resignations, delays hit Fly Jamaica

Friday, July 18, 2014    

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A number of flight delays have rocked Fly Jamaica Airways Limited over the past month, leaving passengers angry at the inconvenience.

Yesterday, news emerged that a flight to New York from Georgetown, Guyana, scheduled to leave last Friday, was delayed for two days.

Before that, on July 10, the Kingston to New York flight was cancelled, an irate passenger told the Jamaica Observer. "People were at the airport at 2:30 am for a 5:30 am departure. Up to 9:30 nobody was talking to my family and they didn't know what was happening. Eventually they were re-routed on another airline," the passenger said.

Yet another passenger told the Observer that a flight that was scheduled to depart New York on June 26 arrived in Jamaica on June 28 due to repairs and maintenance on a plane.

At the time, Fly Jamaica is reported to have said the exercise took longer than expected.

Yesterday, when the Observer sought to get a comment from the airline, we were told that the three founding members of staff -- Jamaicans Lloyd Tai, Christine Steele and Nadine Silvera -- had resigned from the company.

Their resignations were said to have spanned the period November 2013 to March 2014.

The Observer also learnt that Sophia Chang, the former security manager, also resigned during that period.

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